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Petrol, diesel prices left unchanged for the month of October

The existing prices of September will remain unchanged for the month of October.

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The federal government has decided not to change the prices of petroleum products for the month of October 2019.

According to a notification issued on Monday, the decision has been taken in light of the rise in petroleum prices in the international market. The finance ministry’s notification said that petroleum prices are expected to rise internationally from mid-December.

“The government has decided to maintain the prices of petroleum products at the current level to offset the expected increase in the prices for the month of November 2019,” said the Ministry of Finance in a statement.

The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) had recommended up to 2.6pc cut in local petroleum products in line with falling international oil prices.

However, the government decided to earn as much additional revenue because of around Rs100bn first-quarter shortfall in revenue target.

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The government had earlier increased the price of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) by more than 11 percent while the rates of all other petroleum products remained unchanged for October to earn more than Rs4.2 billion in windfall revenue over lower international prices.

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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.

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