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PM Imran rejects OGRA summary, for increase in petroleum prices

Government decided to maintain the prices of petroleum products in the country for next 15 days.

OGRA had forwarded a summary to the prime minister a few days ago, seeking an increase of Rs14.07 per litre in the price of petrol and Rs13.61 per litre in the price of high speed diesel.

The authority had also recommended an increase in the price of kerosene oil by Rs10.79 per litre.

The prime minister rejected the regulator’s summary keeping in view the public relief, a PM Office statement said.

He assured the people that the government would go to any extent to provide relief to the common man.

Following the prime minister s decision, the petrol price will remain unchanged at Rs111.90 per litre and that the price of diesel will remain Rs116.07 per litre as before.

The prices of kerosene oil and light diesel will also remain at Rs80.19 and Rs79.23 respectively, according to the finance ministry.

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