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Govt. increases petrol price by Rs5.40 per litre

The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) had recommended an increase of Rs11.40 per litre in petrol price.

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Govt. increases petrol price by Rs5.40 per litre for the remaining 15 days of July 2021.

The new price for petrol will be Rs118.09 per litre, diesel will be Rs116.5 per litre, kerosene will be Rs87.14 and that of LDO will be Rs84.67.

While the prices of kerosene and light-diesel oil (LDO) have been increased by Rs1.39 and Rs1.27, respectively.

ProductOld rate New rate
PetrolRs112.69118.09
High-Speed DieselRs113.99116.53
Kerosene OilRs85.7587.14
Light Diesel OilRs83.4084.67

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Political Communication Shahbaz Gill on Thursday said the federal government has approved an increase in the price of petrol by Rs5.40 per litre.

“Prime Minister [Imran Khan] went against OGRA’s recommendation and approved Rs5.40 increase in petrol price keeping in mind public interest,” SAPM Gill said in a series of tweets.

The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) had recommended an increase of Rs11.40 per litre in petrol price.

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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.