Petrol Prices in Pakistan increased to Rs. 209– Double Rise Up in a Week: The Federal Government of Pakistan has dropped a fuel bomb on the people who have been facing load-shedding since April 2022. A week ago, the government raised the Petrol Prices in Pakistan by Rs. 30, and there’s another rise again. And hours after this announcement, the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) recommended a massive increase of Rs.7.91 per unit in the electricity price. The new prices came into effect on June 3, 2022 midnight. To get the further details regarding Petrol Prices Rise Up, read this post till the end.
Petrol Prices in Pakistan /Liter
Petrol — Rs 209.86
Diesel — Rs 204.15
Light diesel — Rs 178.31
Kerosene oil — Rs181.94
Petrol Prices in Pakistan
Finance Minister, Miftah Ismail
Prices of petrol, High Speed Diesel and Light Diesel Oil are to be increased by Rs 30 per litre from June 3, 2022. Price of Kerosene to be increased by Rs 26.38 from June 3, 2022. In a news conference in Islamabad, Finance Minister Miftah Ismail said the government is still facing a penalty of around Rs.9 in petrol despite an expedition of Rs.30. Moreover, he said the government was “not collecting any tax” on the fuel.
After the PML-N-led coalition government came into power, the public continuously suffered from misery in every field. The electricity shortage seems to be permanent as the government is not paying enough to the energy department. The massive rise in petroleum & tariff prices will surely increase the costs of each & everything. At the lowest level, people will suffer more.
Former Prime Minister Imran Khan
The former prime minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan condemned the increase of Petrol Prices in Pakistan to double within a week. He said:
“Imported govt has increased petroleum prices by 40% or Rs 60 per litre.This will increase burden on the public by Rs 900 bn & price hike in basic necessities. Plus, the Rs 8 increase in electricity price will put the entire country into shock.Expect inflation by 30% highest in 75 years. Our government sustained pressure of Covid & gave Rs 1200 bn worth of economic packages. This year alone we reduced sales tax to zero percent & additionally provided Rs 466 bn energy subsidies to protect our public. For us our priority has always been our people.”
Leader of Jamaat-e-Islami, Siraj ul Haq
Leader of Jamaat-e-Islami, Siraj ul Haq also condemned the parliament for the price stroll.
“Another Rs.30 increase in petrol and diesel prices is shameful. The government has crossed all limits of IMF’s slavery. Electricity, ghee, flour and sugar are being made expensive and the right to live is being taken away from the common man. The Jamaat-e-Islami will not stay silent and will launch an Awami Tehreek on June 11,” he twittered.
Public’s Reactions to Petrol Prices
Many public officials assert that the Fuel allowance of bureaucrats, generals, judges, ministers, MNA’s, etc., should be abolished! Moreover, another tweet states; Billions of dollars are spent annually on the luxuries of the elite. Why should the people bear it alone? They say they are well-wishers of the people, so the government was overthrown; now, give up all your privileges to support the country’s treasury.
Prime Minister of Islamic Republic Pakistan, Shehbaz Sharif didn’t say anything about the massive rise in petroleum prices yet. Stay updated for more updates. Must visit, Lady Cadet Course LCC-21, Pak Army Captain Jobs 2022