According to a notification issued by the Ministry of Finance today, the price of petrol has been increased by Rs10.49 per litre, High-Speed Diesel by Rs12.44 rupees, Kerosene Oil by Rs10.95 rupees, and Light Diesel Oil by Rs8.84 per litre.
Opposition leader in the National Assembly and PML-N leader Shahbaz Sharif termed the increase as “utterly shameful” and said that the latest hike, along with the petrol bomb, will push people to the brink of starvation.
PML-N leader Shahbaz Sharif has said in his statement that when the price of petrol is Rs 138 per liter, how will the people live. he also termed the recent rise in petrol prices and inflation as a continuation of the mini-budget.
He said that when the price of petrol goes up then the price of everything also increases. In such a situation where will the poor man go and how will he manage his household expenses.
Shahbaz Sharif said that Imran Khan used to say that when inflation and prices go up then the Prime Minister becomes corrupt and he should resign so now Imran Khan should follow his own word.
“No words to describe the extreme cruelty this selected PTI regime has inflicted on people in the form of yet another increase in prices of items of daily use,” the PML-N president said.
Shahbaz Sharif said PM Imran Khan has no right to remain in office and demanded his resignation.
“PM Imran’s resignation could provide some relief to the nation,” the PML-N leader said, adding that “mini budgets” are proof of the incumbent government’s economic failures.
On the other hand, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto in a statemetn said that the PTI government has brought a “tsunami of inflation” in the country, reacting to the hike in petrol price.
PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto said increasing the price of petrol a day after the hike in power tariff proves Imran Khan is an anti-people prime minister.
“The government is actually charging people for its incompetence. During the PPP era, the burden of rising petroleum prices and products in the world market was never shifted to the masses, he said, adding “Only PPP’s people-friendly government can save the country from the tsunami of inflation.”