On Monday, Prime Minister Imran Khan rejected a summary recommendation sent by the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) to increase the prices of petroleum products.
The press release by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) stated “to provide relief to the people, Prime Minister Imran Khan rejected OGRA’s proposed increase in petroleum products.”
OGRA had proposed an increase of Rs 14.07 per litre in petrol, Rs 13.61 per litre in high-speed diesel, Rs 10.79 per litre in kerosene and Rs 7.43 per litre in light diesel.
“In the interest of public welfare, the Prime Minister did not approve the proposal to increase petroleum products,” added the statement.
In the same line, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the government will go to any lengths to provide relief to the people.