PTI govt under fire after Rs10.49 per litre increase in petrol price


ISLAMABAD – The federal government is facing widespread condemnation from not only political spectrum but, as well from social media users, for approving a massive surge of Rs10.49 per litre in petrol price.

The increase in petroleum products was notified a day after the power tariff was hiked by Rs1.39 per unit for next month (November).

The petrol price has reached Rs137.79/litre after the latest surge while the price of high speed diesel has been revised up by Rs12.44 to Rs134.48.

Similarly, the price of kerosene oil has been increased by Rs10.95 to Rs110.26 while the new price of light-speed diesel oil reached to Rs108.35.

Reacting to the recent hike in petroleum prices, PML-N President and Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly, Shehbaz Sharif termed it a “petrol bomb” on masses.

“No words to describe the extreme cruelty this selected PTI regime has inflicted on the people in the form of yet another increase in the prices of items of daily use. These latest hikes along with petrol bomb will push people to the brink of starvation. Utterly shameful!” he wrote on Twitter.

PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto in his statement said the PTI government has brought a “tsunami of inflation” in the country.

“The government is actually charging people for its incompetence. During the PPP era, the burden of rising petroleum prices and products in the world market was never shifted to the masses, he said.

“Only PPP’s people-friendly government can save the country from the tsunami of inflation.”

He also urged people to get rid of the PTI government.

Here are some reactions from social media;

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