Pakistan uses 30% less petroleum products since lockdown

Pakistan’s usage of petroleum products slumped 31% to 1.38 billion litres countrywide since the lockdown. The Federal Board of Revenue said this had the effect of eating into tax collection. Before the lockdown was enforced, Pakistan’s demand for petroleum products was 2 billion litres.
The FBR said that the global rout in oil prices will nonetheless benefit people here as oil products will be cheaper but tax collection targets may not be achieved.

The FBR said the shortfall in monthly tax collection has now reached Rs250 billion into the three weeks of April. While the collection target in March was set at Rs500 billion but fell short Rs190 billion.

Source: Samaa