Local filling station in northern areas raise petroleum prices to 750 rupees due to tourist influx

Several filling stations in far-flung districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) are out of petrol during the current fuel shortage. There has been a dramatic increase in the number of tourists to Pakistan since Eidul Azha, especially in Swat, a popular hill station. Additionally, reports indicate that petrol is sold at local filling stations in Swat for about Rs700 per litre.

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There were outrageous road blockades, traffic jams, and fuel shortages for millions of tourists in Swat’s Kalam valley. There are hundreds of vehicles running low on fuel in the vicinity. Additionally, the Kaghan Valley experienced massive road blockades and traffic jams when around 700,000 tourist vehicles entered the area.