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Shehbaz wants govt to withdraw hike in fuel prices


LAHORE: Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif on Monday took a swipe at the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government over the recent hike in prices of petroleum products.

In a tweet, the former chief minister demanded that the government withdraw the excessive increase in the prices of petrol and diesel.

“It has become difficult for Pakistani people to eke out a living in a tsunami of inflation,” he said, questioning why didn’t Prime Minister Imran Khan’s hands tremble while signing an order with regard to the price hike.

The government on Sunday increased petrol and diesel prices by Rs6 per litre each and kerosene and light diesel oil (LDO) prices were jacked up by three rupees a litre for the month of April 2019 effective from Monday (today).

The petrol prices have been increased from the existing Rs92.88 to Rs98.88/litre while prices of High Speed Diesel (HSD) have been increased to Rs117.43 per litre from the earlier Rs111.43 a litre.

Kerosene price has been increased from Rs86.31 to Rs89.31 per litre. The LDO price has been increased from earlier Rs77.53 to Rs80.53 per litre.

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