PM rejects summary to increase petrol prices: Marriyum

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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has rejected the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority’s summary for increasing the prices of petroleum products, Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb shared on Thursday.

“[We] cannot punish the people for the previous government’s worst incompetence, incapability and blatant mistakes,” Aurangzeb said in the statement.

The Imran Khan-led government had agreed to the strict conditions of the International Monetary Fund to raise petrol prices in order to get a loan, she said. “Every effort is being made to not increase the burden on the public already troubled by inflation,” she added.