Shehbaz demands govt to withdraw hike in petrol, LPG prices
LAHORE (PEN) – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president and opposition leader in National Assembly (NA) Shehbaz Sharif on Friday has demanded to withdraw the decision of hiking prices of petrol and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).
While lashing out at the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), the PML-N leader said ‘blind’ government increases prices and says that the people are happy.
The reaction came after the government jacked up the price of petrol by Rs4 per litre effective from October 1 (Friday), following fluctuation in the global oil prices.
The decision was made as per the recommendation of Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA). The new price of petrol will be Rs127.20 per litre against the current rate of Rs123.20 per litre.
The prices of high-speed diesel (HSD) was enhanced by Rs2 per litre and will now cost Rs122.04 per litre. The price of kerosene oil was also increased by Rs7.02 per litre to Rs99.31 per litre against Rs92.29 per litre.
In addition, light diesel oil will cost Rs8.82 more and will thus be priced at Rs99.51 per litre.