A total of 973 illegal petrol pumps across the nation were sealed by Pakistan’s customs until January 16, 2021.
Sources told that Pakistan customs’ anti-smuggling operations in coordination with the Ministry of Interior has intensified on Saturday. The customs authorities engaged within the anti-smuggling activities have identified 2,347 illegal POL outlets in Punjab, KPK and Sindh.
Total market price of seized petrol amounted to Rs 315,310,523 and diesel stood at Rs. 372,188,415 during this anti-smuggling operation upto Jan 16, 2021.
The data on anti-smuggling activities revealed that the anti-smuggling activities in Punjab remained on the highest with sealing of 680 illegal POL outlets. this is often followed by KPK where 148 illegal petrol pumps were sealed. Sindh sealed 145 illegal POL outlets till January 16, 2021.
The anti-smuggling data revealed that out of total 2,347 illegal POL outlets detected, 1565 are identified within the Punjab province; 436 in KPK and 346 illegal petrol pumps are identified within the Sindh province.
The campaign against oil smuggling, led by the Ministry of Interior, is constant unabated and showing significantly good results. If the sealed pumps didn’t show valid documentation within seven days of sealing, the govt would confiscate the sealed petrol pumps to State under the Customs Act along side all the owners’ properties believing that these properties were acquired from the proceeds of smuggling.