Lahore, 30th April: Prime Minister Imran Khan has rejected the summary of petrol prices presented by the Oil and Gas Regulatory authority (OGRA).
Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Political Affairs (SAPM) Dr Shahbaz Gill informed that PM Khan on Friday rejected the summary sent by OGRA to increase the price of petroleum products.
SAPM took to his Twitter to announce that the premier has decided to keep the prices of petroleum products the same as finalized on April 16.
وزیراعظم عمران خان نے فیصلہ کیا ہے کہ پٹرولیم مصنوعات کی قیمت نہیں بڑھائی جائے گی۔ اوگرا کی سمری میں 5 سے 10 روپے اضافے کی سفارش کی گئی تھی۔ وزیراعظم نے اسے نامنظور کر کے 16 اپریل کی قیمتیں برقرار رکھنے کا فیصلہ کیا۔
اوگرا کی سفارش کردہ قیمتیں لف ہیں۔ جو منظور نہیں کی گئیں pic.twitter.com/ngCNpmQ7Yf
— Dr. Shahbaz GiLL (@SHABAZGIL) April 30, 2021
He tweeted, “Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided that the price of petroleum products will not be increased. The OGRA summary recommended an increase of Rs 5 to 10. The Prime Minister rejected it and decided to maintain the April 16 prices.”
He attached the prices recommended by OGRA which were not approved by the Prime Minister.
Baaghi TV earlier reported that the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) recommended increasing the prices of petrol and diesel starting from May 1.
The summary by OGRA recommended increasing the price of petrol by Rs 5.75 per litre while, Rs 6 per litre for diesel.
It is to be noted that on April 15, the government has reduced the prices of petroleum products up to Rs 2 per litre.
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