PM rejects summary for increase in prices of petroleum products: minister 

PM rejects summary for increase in prices of petroleum products: minister 

Islamabad (Web Desk): Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb on Thursday said that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif had rejected the summary forwarded by the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) to hike prices of petroleum products in the country.

In a statement, the minister said that people could not be punished for the worst incompetence and blatant mistakes of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government.

Efforts were underway not to impose further burden on the inflation hit people, she added.

The minister said the government was prioritising relief for the citizens instead of passing on the impact of global inflationary pressures.

"The previous coalition government led by Imran Khan had committed the POL product price increase with International Monetary Fund (IMF) for getting loans, she added.