Goods transporters demand withdrawal petroleum price hike

F.P. Report
MARDAN: All Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Goods Transport Association (AKPGTA) has rejected the increase in Petroleum products followed by their demand from the government to tack back its decision of increase in the best interests of the countrymen, on Wednesday.
The All Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Goods Transport Association provincial chairman Liaqat Ali Khan accompanied by general secretary Sikandar Khan, Mir Ahmad and others expressed these views in a press conference. On the occasion, the provincial chairman told journalists that the in term government had no mandate to increase the prices of Petroleum products.
He deplored that the in term of government should not put further burden of price-hike on masses if it was unable to provide any relief to them. Other office-bearers and members of the said association who also spoke on the occasion, lamented that the interm cabinet had yet to be form but the government had fallen the bomb on public in shape of making a big increase in Petroleum items.
AKPGTA stated that firstly the Imran Khan’s government then the Shahbaz Sharif’s regime and now the interm government was making lives of general public as miserable by increasing the prices of petroleum products and other items of daily use. They also alleged it showed that a mafia in the country was constantly targeting masses.
The speakers claimed that seventy-five percent business of people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province was linked with transport who were paying their differences in advance to government. They categorically rejected the increase in Petroleum products while giving 10-days ultimate to government to take its decision back in this connection, otherwise, they would be forced to launch an aggressive agitation against the government meant to resist the said cruel decision. They also claimed that they would continue their anti-government agitation till fulfillment of their demand.
DC inspected official procedure: Deputy Commissioner Mardan Abdul Rehman along with Additional Deputy Commissioner Samiur Rehman and Assistant Commissioner Ayesha Tahir paid a surprise visit to Divisional Secretariat Mardan. He inspected revenue courts and other offices.
Deputy Commissioner reviewed the staff attendance at the offices and the services provided to the people. On the occasion he asked the visitors about the service provided in the revenue courts and offices as well as the attitude of the staff.
DC directed the administration Officers that prohibit the entry of unrelated persons and touts in the Revenue Courts and other offices and said that the Administration Officers and Offices-in-charge should ensure that the office staff ensure timely attendance and not leave the office without any reason before the stipulated time otherwise strict disciplinary action will be taken against them.
The concerned staff should ensure that people’s grievances be redressed in time and adopt a good attitude towards them. The Deputy Commissioner also discussed the problems faced by the government staff and assured to solve them immediately.