PPP, PTI criticise hike in petrol prices


KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Thursday slammed the hike in petrol prices and demanded the additional costs be retracted.

In a statement, the PPP chairman claimed that petrol bomb is being dropped on people as revenge.

“We will not stand for the economic murder of the country,” he said, adding that the economic attack by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) will be dealt with.

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf’s Shireen Mazari also echoed Bilawal’s views and critised this move by the government in a tweet.

Mazari’s tweet read, “Another petrol price bomb gifted to the people of Pakistan by the PML-N! The Noonies are determined to keep the average Pakistani weighed down by debt, spiralling prices, poverty. They know the multiplier impact of this petrol price hike on daily essentials!”

On Wednesday, the government revised prices of petroleum products increasing the price of petrol by Rs 2.98 per litre. The revised price of petrol would be Rs 84.91 per litre.

The price of diesel has been increased by Rs 5.92, while the price of light diesel has also been increased by Rs 5.93. The retail price of diesel is now Rs 95.83 per litre while light diesel will be sold for Rs 64.30 per litre.

Kerosene oil also witnessed an increase of Rs 5.94 per litre, cause its retail price to increase to Rs 70.26 per litre.



  1. What else can they do ? Political point scoring. So far, the ghost of Ishaq Dar is alive, the BOMB will keep dropping on the poor people to make-up for the non-payment of taxes by those who are sitting in the Assemblies. Someone has to bear the brunt.

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