Islamabad (Staff Report): Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar said on Sunday that the prices of petroleum products will remain unchanged .

The Minister stated that the government will give subsidy to keep the prices unchanged .

He further added, "We will also not charge sales tax."

Dar said that these products are used on a daily basis by people belonging to low-income households, which is why the government will make sure there is not a substantial increase in their prices .

The Oil & Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) had proposed to reduce the prices of petrol and diesel by Re1 per litre. On the other hand, public expectation was a reduction of Rs2 per litre.