The Pakistan Petroleum Dealers Association (PPDA) has launched a nationwide strike today. PPDA is demanding that dealers’ profit margin on petroleum products be increased to six per cent the current three per cent.

Earlier, the dealers had announced the strike on November 5 but withdrew it after a government delegation held a meeting with them on November 3 to fulfil their demands.

However, some petrol pumps are opened today. The Pakistani Energy Ministry, which is verified on Twitter, in a tweet mentioned the names of the petrol pumps that are open today. The petrol pumps which are open today include some from HESCO, GO, SHELL and PSO.

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Deputy Commissioner Lahore, Umer Sher Chattha in a tweet shared the list of 62 petrol pumps that are opened in Lahore today.

Earlier this month, the government had announced the rise of up to Rs 8.14 per litre of petroleum products.