Our Correspondent Faisalabad
Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib has said that the opposition has failed to mislead mass on the issue of increase in petroleum prices, as people are well aware of the fact that the increase was a result of oil price-hike in the international market.
Talking to the media at Circuit House here on Saturday, he challenged the opposition to prove that the government had increased its levies on petroleum prices.
He said that it was the practice of previous rulers to enhance the levies with the increase of petrol prices at the international level, but the elected government of Prime Minister Imran Khan had rather cut the levies to zero in order to facilitate masses.
He said that a summary to increase petrol price by Rs 11 per litre was presented, but the government approved only an increase of Rs 5, though the price of oil had jumped from $34 per barrel to $70-75 per barrel in the international market. About a remark of Maryam Nawaz, he said that she was a certified liar.
She had claimed that she had no property in London and Pakistan, but it was proved later that she had properties not only in Pakistan but also in London.
He said Maryam Nawaz had been afflicted by Imran-phobia and she used prime minister’s name for 25 times in her single speech in Kashmir.
Maryam was claiming that she was a daughter of Kashmir. It was just a gimmick to win over the sympathies of Kashmiri people.
He said that her father also used that tactics for political gains, but continued to ignore Hurriyat leadership and had a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Modi.
Following in the footsteps of her father, she had never highlighted the miseries of Kashmiris, who were facing curfew-like situation neither she condemned Modi, who changed the status of Kashmir.
She is also shy of condemning RSS because it would be tantamount to stopping the inflow of Indian gifts in the form of “sarhis” and mangoes.