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Investigation committee holds Orga responsible for petrol crisis

ISLAMABAD: A two-member committee constituted by the Prime Minister to probe into the debilitating petrol crisis and fix responsibility for has blamed Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) for the crisis.

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired a meeting  during which he reviewed the situation regarding availability of petroleum products especially petrol.

The committee, tasked to inquire into the matter, presented its initial findings to the Prime Minister. It said that the petrol shortage was a serious failure on the part of Ogra as a regulator.

The meeting endorsed the earlier decision of suspending four senior officials responsible for the crisis and decided that Deputy Managing Director of Pakistan State Oil (PSO) Mr Sohail Butt was also equally responsible and ordered his suspension as well.