Petrol per litre Rs.147.83 from tomorrow in Pakistan

Petrol at Rs.137.79 per litre from today across Pakistan

News Desk :

QUETTA: Petrol at Rs. 137.79 per litre price fixed across Pakistan on Saturday. The federal government has increased petroleum prices, thus dropping a petrol bomb on the masses.

Rs. 10.49 increased per litre and new prices are effective from today (Saturday) throughout the country. “This government is disastrous in terms of petroleum prices”, Muhammad Saleem, a vehicle owner lamented. Like Saleem, dozens of vehicles owners and motorbike owners were standing outside a petrol pump in Quetta

Meanwhile, the prices of kerosene and light diesel oil (LDO) were increased by Rs10.95 and Rs8.84 per litre respectively. The new price of kerosene is Rs110.26 per litre and that of LDO is Rs108.35 per litre. “This Naya Pakistan slogan was actually a big joke with masses”, Muhammad Safdar, a rickshaw owner. “I am hardly managing daily bread for my kids”, Safdar said.

This is perhaps the first time for which data is publicly available that all the four major petroleum products are being sold above Rs100 per litre in the country.

Masses have strongly rejected the recent price hike and demanded of the federal government to review the decision.

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