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PM Imran Khan rejects OGRA summary for petrol price hike

SAMAA | - Posted: May 1, 2019 | Last Updated: 1 year ago
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Posted: May 1, 2019 | Last Updated: 1 year ago
PM Imran Khan rejects OGRA summary for petrol price hike

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Prime Minister Imran Khan has rejected the recommendation of the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) to increase petrol prices.

PM Khan cares about the people and will also take steps to control prices in Ramazan, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Aashiq Awan told the media during a press conference on Tuesday.

She said the premier has advised that GST be regularised as a relief for the people and that inflation will get out of hand if petrol prices rise.

Related: OGRA wants to increase petrol prices

OGRA had recommended an increase of Rs14.37 per litre in petrol prices, Rs4.89 in diesel, Rs6.40 in light diesel and Rs7.46 in kerosene oil.

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  1. Najam  May 8, 2019 11:55 am/ Reply

    Not rejected, but sent to ECC. Now he increased it to Rs 108. Huge burden fall on to poor general public. Government and traders charging public as much as they want. Salary income is stagnant but inflation accelerating at record speed. Government failing to provide any relief.

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