Premier Minister Shehbaz Sharif announced on Thursday the reduction of prices for petroleum products, in order to pass the benefit of lower rates of crude oil on markets around the world.
The premier started his speech by pointing out his government’s coalition had inherited the economic woes of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. The premier said that the previous government had trampled on the deal it had in place with the International Monetary Fund and laid the foundations for our future.
The prime minister stated that as prices are falling in the global market it is the government’s decision to pass the relief to citizens and consequently, the cost of petrol has been reduced by the equivalent of Rs. 18.50 per liter. Similarly, the cost of high-speed diesel has reduced by about Rs. 40.54 per liter.
The price of petrol for the new year will be the sum of Rs. 230.24 per liter, while the cost of high-speed diesel will be at. 236 per liter. The cost of kerosene oil is also reduced by the amount of Rs. 33.81 and the cost of light-diesel has reduced by an amount of Rs. 34.71. The new prices go in effect at midnight.
|High-Speed Diesel (HSD)||276.54||236.00||40.54|
|Light Diesel Oil||226.15||191.44||34.71|
It is relevant to mention the fact that the The Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday requested an overview from the ministers of petroleum and finance suggesting a reduction in the price of petroleum-related products.