The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has taken strict notice of hoarding and creating artificial shortage of petrol and diesel by certain petrol pumps.

The Provincial Home and Tribal Affairs Department has issued necessary directives to officials concerned to take stern action against all such petrol pumps and retailers which are creating artificial crisis of petrol and diesel in the province.

They have also been directed to ensure round the clock supply of petrol and diesel at official rates.

A ban has already been imposed on illegally selling petrol at open places in bottles, drums and cans.

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