Petrol price rose while HSD & kerosene rates cut.
Maryam rejects govt’s decision to increase petrol price. The government raised the price of petrol and reduced those of high speed diesel (HSD) and kerosene on Monday for the next fortnight.
According to an announcement by the ministry of finance, the rate of petrol and light diesel oil (LDO) was increased by Rs6.72 and 43 paisa per litre, respectively. On the other hand, the prices of high speed diesel (HSD) and kerosene were cut by 51 paisa and Rs1.67 per litre respectively.
“In the wake of fluctuations in petroleum prices in the international market and exchange rate variation, the government has decided to revise the existing prices of petroleum products to pass on the impact to consumers”, said the ministry of finance.
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Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz on Tuesday while rejecting the recent increase in petrol price by the government said that she can no longer support the government’s decision and stands with the people.
In a statement on Twitter, Maryam Nawaz said that the PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif is not in support of burdening the nation with further hike in petrol prices and he has strongly opposed the decision.
Also in reply to a comment, Maryam added that Nawaz Sharif even said that he cannot allow to burden the public with one more penny and if the government has any compulsion then he will take no part in this decision.
According to Maryam Nawaz, the PML-N supremo was firm on his stance and he left the meeting.