Imran Khan rejects hike in petrol prices  

Imran Khan rejects hike in petrol prices  

Islamabad (Staff Report): Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Thursday rejected the fresh hike in the petrol prices issued by the government calling this hike another trap for the poor public already burdened with taxes.

According to reports, Imran Khan posted a Tweet and expressed that the government is not receiving taxes from influential people even they are allowed to do money laundering and to violate national resources and capital while the whole burden has been put on common man.

Earlier, the Chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, leader of the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) Farooq Satar, Senator Shahi Sayed and Awami National Party (ANP) also condemned the rise in the petroleum prices, and demanded immediately reverse in the prices.

It is pertinent to remember that ministry of Finance on Wednesday issued a statement for the implementation of revised petroleum prices for the month of March 2018.

The statement revealed an increase in petrol price by Rs.3.56 per litre to Rs 88.07.

The price increased of High Speed Diesel was by Rs 2.62 from Rs.95.83 per litre to Rs 98.45 per litre.

The price of Kerosene Oil was increased by Rs 6.28 per litre and the new price would be Rs 76.46 per litre.

The per litre price of Light Diesel Oil was increased by Rs.1 per litre to Rs 65.3.