Not very long ago in 2015, when the energy crisis had gripped Pakistan, the founder of Naya Pakistan, his Excellency Mr. Imran Khan was quick to declare PML-N government ‘worse’ than PPP. This time around when the protesters have once again brought the country to a halt by choking the pathways, blocking the roads, and vandalizing state property, Imran Khan is again blaming the past governance for all the failures, the easiest way to shrug off all public fury. Almost a routine activity in Pakistan now, irking the citizens to helplessly voice out against repeated government failures, leaving them frustrated.
As a quick fix measure, Secretary Petroleum Muhammad Ejaz Chaudhry has directed Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) to supply all available stock of petrol to the market on an emergent basis. However, sources from Pakistan State Oil (PSO) revealed that the crisis is for real and would hit the people soon again if not addressed timely.
The plight of a common man in Pakistan
Undoubtedly, the current petrol crisis is a consequence of deep structural problems in the energy sector compounded by the burden of a puppet government which the people of Pakistan have to lug. Also abiding by the cocky reigns of the self-proclaimed Messiahs – the Pak Military is another pain that the citizens are overburdened with.