Rawalpindi: 4 LPG agencies sealed for decanting
RAWALPINDI, March 5: A grand operation against the illegal business of decanting of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) was launched by the Civil Defence Department at Adiala Road on Saturday and four illegal LPG agencies were sealed.
The department also sealed eight shops for selling petrol and diesel illegally.
Civil Defence Chief Instructor Talib Hussain told Dawn that the Punjab government issued directives to Civil Defence Department to launch action against the illegal business of decanting of LPG in the district.
He said that the Civil Defence team started operation at Adiala Road and visited four villages Jhamarian, Thallah, Kasla Kalan and Gorakhpur.
He said that the team found four LPG agencies and eight shops decanting LPG and selling petrol and diesel without any licence.
He said that the department took this step under Petroleum Act 1934 Rule No. 1971 and LPG Protection and Distribution Act 2001. They sealed the shops and lodged FIRs with the police stations of their respective areas.