The federal government on Saturday decided to take action and file criminal cases against those behind last year’s petrol crisis, sources said.
Sources said officials from the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA), Petroleum Division, and people from the oil marketing companies would be named in the cases.
The cabinet committee probing the matter has ordered the setting up of a monitoring cell in the Petroleum Division.
It further recommended the government stop relying on the data from the advisory committee and advised it to establish a new testing lab.
The committee ordered action against officials who had issued temporary licenses to oil marketing companies.
According to sources, action will also be taken against illegal joint ventures and the setting up of illegal private storages.
The law will also come into effect against people involved in delayed berthing of oil ships.