Ghee, edible oil makers shut mills across country.
ISLAMABAD, February 20, 2012 (Frontier Star): The PVMA has shut
down all ghee and edible oil mills in protest against monopoly of
transporters. The Pakistan Vanaspati Manufacturers Association (PVMA)
has shut down all ghee and edible oil mills across the country in
protest against monopoly of private transporters and setting on fire oil
tankers of the National Logistic Cell (NLC). The PVMA chairman Abdul
Waheed said that the tankers set on fire at the Port Qasim caused loss
of Rs 30 million. He said that the association was independent in giving
contracts for transportation to any party. The association also demanded
protection to the ghee and edible mills and smooth transportation of the
commodity. The prices of ghee and cooking oil are expected to rise after
the closure of ghee and cooking oil mills.
(THROUGH ASIA PULSE)