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Won’t Bow Down To Illegitimate Demands of PPDA: Hammad

ISLAMABAD: Rejecting the Pakistan Petroleum Dealers Association’s (PPDA) demand for rising their margin, Energy Minister Hammad Azhar Thursday said that the government would not bow to the “illegitimate demands”.

A day earlier, the Pakistan Petroleum Dealers Association (PPDA) had announced they would go on a strike from today (Thursday) till an indefinite period to demand an increase in the margin on the sale of petroleum products.

In a statement, Hammad Azhar said that some elements wanted the government to increase profit margin by Rs9 per litre on the sale of petroleum products in the garb of the strike.

A summary relating to the increase in the profit merging of petroleum dealers has already been moved to Economic Coordination Committee, the minister said, adding that the next meeting of the ECC would decide the matter.