Sales of petroleum products dropped to a six-and-a-half-year low at 4.42 million tons in the quarter ended September 30, 2019, as a contraction in industrial output. Moreover, this is the eighth successive quarter in which oil sales continued to fall in the country. Major decline in sales of furnace oil and high-speed diesel was also witnessed due to lack of requirement in power generation and drop in vehicle sales.
Minister of State for Narcotics Control Shehryar Afridi told the Senate that drug test would be made mandatory for the school staff as well as the students of Islamabad in the near future. Further, he warned that anyone involved in propagation of drugs among youth would not be spared as well as anyone possessing/distributing crystal methamphetamine.