Wed. Oct 20th, 2021

Rumor mongers and hoarders fleecing consumers of petroleum products in Gilgit

by Abbas Wafa

Gilgit, September 16: Owners of petrol pumps have ganged up to fleece consumers of petroleum products in capital city of the Gilgit – Baltistan region.

Rumors and propaganda about blockade of the Karakuram Highway are being used a pretext for raising prices of petrol and diesel. According to some sources owners of the petrol pumps and their accomplices are behind spreading the rumors that lead to panic buying of petroleum products.

Petrol is being sold at 100 rupees per liter while diesel at 120 rupees a liter.

The consumers have demanded investigation of the allegations against petrol pump owners and nabbing of the hoarders and rumor mongers.

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