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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.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
Date:Feb 20, 2012
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