Monday, February 28, 2011
Petroleum dealers announced to end strike in Karachi
Abdul Sami Khan, the president of Petroleum Dealers Association, on Monday announced to end the ongoing strike.
The delegation of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) met with Petroleum Dealers in Karachi. During the meeting, the senior leader of MQM, Farooq Sattar talked with Abdul Sami Khan on telephone.
President of Petroleum Dealers Association, Abdul Sami said during talking to media that Farooq Sattar ensured to discuss the issues with federal government.
Earlier, hundreds of people staged protest against the closure of petrol pumps in different areas of Karachi.
Several petrol pumps were closed on the call of Petroleum Dealers Association in the commercial hub.
People protested against the unavailability of petrol and blocked roads in various areas including Gulistan-Jauhar and Liaquatabad.
Hundreds of motorcyclists on main arteries of Karachi, including M A Jinnah Road and Sharahe-Faisal, faced a nightmarish situation, when their bikes ran out of petrol due to crawling for hours in one of the worst traffic jams of the history of Karachi.