ISLAMABAD: On the directive of Prime Minister Imran Khan, 609 fuel stations across the country have been sealed with about 4.5 million litres of petrol and diesel seized under a strict drive against smugglers.
An across-the-board and non-discriminatory action under the ministry of interior is in full swing, which has started yielding positive results, the PM Office said on Friday.
In case, the owners of sealed fuel stations could not produce authentic documents within seven days of the action, the state will be authorised to confiscate their pumps along with other properties under the Customs Act.
Non-production of documents will deemed illustrative of the fact that the properties were acquired through illegal means of smuggling.
Published in Dawn, January 16th, 2021