LAHORE (Dunya News) – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MPA Hina Pervez Butt has submitted a resolution in the Punjab Assembly against the increase in prices of petroleum products.
The resolution states that this House rejects the increase in the prices of petroleum products as Rs5 increase in the price of petrol is reprehensible.
It further adds that the common man is already dealing with inflation and increase in price of petrol every 15 days is a clear proof of anti-people government. The incumbent government has failed miserably in providing relief to the people.
On the other hand, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said that petroleum prices in Pakistan are still low as compared to other countries in the region.
In a post on social-networking website Twitter, the minister said that if you want to purchase petroleum products from outside, you need to pay more.
It merits mention that government on Wednesday approved an increase of Rs5 per litre in the price of petrol.
According to a notification issued by the Finance Division, the price of petrol has been increased by Rs 5 per litre and new price will be Rs 123.30 while High Speed Diesel price increased by Rs 5.01 and the new price will be Rs 120.04.
The price of Kerosene Oil has been increased by Rs 5.42 per litre with new price Rs 92.26 whereas Light Diesel Oil price increased by Rs 5.92 per litre and its new price will be Rs 90.69.