As by-elections are conducted, prices of electricity and gas will hike
Now prices of electricity and gas will increase as by-elections are conducted.
(Web Desk) – Electricity prices not to be hiked until by-elections are conducted, that is what government has decided to do. According to Roznama Dunya, PTI government has assured its political contestants not to increase the prices of electricity as it may cause a lot of hurdles to them.
Humayun Akhtar Khan, PTI candidate from NA-131, has categorically emphasized the senior leadership of the party to be very cautious so that we could not face problems while campaigning.
Relevant notification has been barred from issuance. Ultimate decision was formed in the meeting of Economic Coordination Committee (ECC). The government indeed was considering spiking the prices to fulfil its financial needs. It could have severe backlash from the supporters of PTI that could have affected the ruling party.
Humayun Akhtar Khan, PTI candidate from NA-131, has categorically emphasized the senior leadership of the party to be very cautious so that we could not face problems while campaigning. ECC had decided to raise gas prices by 143 per cent but stopped short of issuing notice to OGRA. This was the reason the latter could not upsurge the prices.
Short term policy rather strategic one
PTI gained power with an aim to have people out of the miseries they are in at this moment, but forming short term policies like this one, delaying the increase in the prices of electricity, will annoy PTI’s voters and supporters. The matters which affect the common man need to be taken seriously so that taxes burden be more on the rich than on the poor.
By Junaid Ali Malik