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Government approved an increase of Rs5.40 per litre in the price of petrol.

 Government on Thursday approved an increase of Rs5.40 per litre in the price of petrol.

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Political Communications Dr Shahbaz Gill took to the twitter to make the announcement and said contrary to OGRA s recommendations, Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved a mere Rs 5.40 per liter increase in the price of petrol in the public interest.

— Dr. Shahbaz GiLL (@SHABAZGIL) July 15, 2021

The price of diesel has been increased by Rs 2.54 per litre with whereas Light Diesel Oil price increased by Rs 1.27 per litre.

PM Imran Khan decides to provide relief to the people against OGRA s recommendations regarding prices of petroleum products.

— Dr. Shahbaz GiLL (@SHABAZGIL) July 15, 2021

The OGRA had proposed an increase of Rs 11.40 per liter in the price of petrol in view of rising prices of petroleum products in the global market for the last several months.

Meanwhile, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Thursday said that country’s petrol prices were currently lowest in comparison to other regional countries.

In a tweet, he said that the government had left no option but to enhance the price due to persistent increase in the global market.

— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) July 15, 2021

Sharing comparison of petrol prices of regional countries in Pakistan rupee (PKR), he said Pakistan had Rs 118 per litre, Bhutan Rs 146, Sri Lanka Rs 147, Bangladesh Rs 167, Nepal Rs 172, China Rs 189 and India Rs 220.

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