Lahore: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has outrightly rejected the hike in prices of the petroleum products, with PTI Secretary Information Shafqat Mahmood stating that there was no legitimate reason for hike in PoL prices and the sharp increase in the prices was another anti-people act of an outgoing regime.
“This petrol bomb is another gift by an outgoing government to the people of Pakistan. This reflects the callousness of the regime we have been facing for the past five long years. This reflects that the regime is anti-poor and callous in nature and have no mercy for the people who voted them into power,” said the PTI leader.
Shafqat Mahmood expressed his anger over the raise in the petroleum prices, stating that while the oil prices were declining in the international market, the anti-poor government had decided to raise the petrol prices by Rs 3.53 per liter.
“Since the government’s term is ending only in a two week’s time, the raise in POL prices is another anti-poor act by the corrupt regime,” the PTI leader said in a statement issued here.
He also rejected the increase in the diesel prices, saying that diesel was used by poor farmers for running tube wells and for private transport which would result in sharp rise in transport prices and also in goods transport.