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!”
Another petrol price bomb gifted to ppl of Pak by the PMLN! 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!
— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) February 1, 2018
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.