Widespread condemnation as govt hikes petroleum price by Rs35 per liter


The leaders of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Sunday severely slammed the Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif led the imported government over massive hiked the petrol and diesel prices by Rs. 35 per liter. While criticizing the PML-N government PTI central leader and party Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi tweeted country is already standing on the verge of economic collapse, today the people have come under more burden at the hands of these imported rulers.

He stated that another Rs 35 increase in petrol and diesel prices is proof of their complete failure. “How long will the people pay for their incompetence’ he questione. Another party leader Farrukh Habib twitted, “Maryam Safdar was saying yesterday, has faith in Ishaq Dar.

Where did Maryam go who used to say that if one rupee increases, Mian Sahib’s heart cries tears of blood’ he added. “Here, 35 rupees petrol, diesel has been made very expensive. He hinted that along with the petrol price imported govt would also increase gas and electricity prices.

On the other hand another PTI leader and former finance minister Shaukat Tarin has demanded the resignation of incumbent finance czar Ishaq Dar for pushing Pakistan to the brink of default and causing “immeasurable sufferings” to the masses through his imprudent economic policies.

Senator Tarin, in a statement, rejected the claims made by Senator Dar regarding the state of the economy and said that his party had hoped that Ishaq Dar will do the honourable thing and hand over his resignation for misleading the nation”.

Claiming Mr Dar has a “poor understanding of economic policymaking”, the PTI leader claimed that during the 2013-2018 period, the economy paid a heavy price because of the ‘dollar peg’ with exports plummeting from $ 24.8bn in 2013 to $ 22bn in 2017. “In 2022, the same experiment by Ishaq Dar resulted in the exports declining by 7pc. This clearly shows that Ishaq Dar has not learned any lessons from past mistakes and is unfit for this job,” he added. PTI leader Hamad Azhar has viewed that increase in the prices of petrol and diesel is not due to the global market.

PDM has destroyed the economy due to which the value of Pakistani rupee has fallen drastically against the dollar. Therefore, all imported goods, including oil, will become more expensive.

All this thanks to regime change, he added. Asad Qasir tweeted, “A huge hike of Rs 35 in petrol prices is a proof of open hostility towards the people. People are already grinding in the mill of inflation and it is difficult to get two daily bread.—INP