Petroleum products price hike PML-N tables resolution in PA


The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Saturday tabled a resolution against the huge increase in the prices of petroleum products in Punjab Assembly.

According to the resolution, the PML-N members rejected the hike in POL prices and stated that the government has made it a habit to increase the prices of petrol after every 15 days.

The resolution further demanded the federal government to withdraw the decision to provide relief to the common man.

On the other hand, PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb said that the incompetent Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government is not worried about the problems of the general masses.

Reacting to the recent hike in prices of petrol and electricity, the PML-N leader predicted that the cost of gas, flour, sugar, medicine, milk and other items will also increase.

The poverty-stricken people are unable to manage their livelihood due to inflation, she added.Marriyum Aurangzeb said that the time has come to send the government of Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan back to home.

Meanwhile, PML-N’s Rana Sanaullah has urged the nation to come out of their houses in protest against the inflation. He also demanded Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) to hold long march.

The reaction came after the government had jacked up the price of petrol by Rs10.49 per liter effective from October 16, following fluctuation in the global oil prices.The new price of petrol will be Rs137.79 per liter against the current rate of Rs127.20 per liter. The prices of high-speed diesel (HSD) were enhanced by Rs12.44 per liter and will now cost Rs134.48 per litre.

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