Imran criticizes govt over increase in prices of petroleum products


ISLAMABAD: Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan criticized the government over increase in the prices of petroleum products.

In his tweet on Thursday, Khan said that the federal government is targeting the nation by “adding to their burden of taxes” by increasing the prices of petroleum goods.

“Shameful how the government refuses to collect taxes from the powerful and allows Sharifs and others of their irk to continue draining national resources through money laundering,” he stated.

It is pertinent to mention that the per litre Petrol price was raised by Rs.3.56 per litre to Rs 88.07 while the price of High Speed Diesel was increased by Rs 2.62 from Rs.95.83 per litre to Rs 98.45 per litre.

The price of Kerosene Oil was increased by Rs 6.28 per litre and the new price would be Rs 76.46 per litre. The per litre price of Light Diesel Oil was increased by Rs.1 per litre to Rs 65.30.

Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) and Ministry of Energy had proposed increase in the prices of these products, including Rs.6.94 per litre raise in the price of diesel. However, it was increased by Rs. 2.62 per litre.APP/AFP

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