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Pakistan govt goes for a steep hike in petrol and diesel prices

After the rise, the price of petrol was set at Rs 249.80 per litre

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Press Trust of India Islamabad
Cash-strapped Pakistan’s government on Sunday raised prices of petrol and diesel by Rs 35 each, giving another jolt to the country’s inflation-stricken people.

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar made the announcement in a televised address on Sunday morning. Prices in the past had been adjusted on a fortnightly basis from the first to sixteenth of every month.

“We have decided to increase the price of petrol and diesel by Rs 35 each. The price of kerosene oil and light diesel oil has been increased by Rs 18 each,” Dar said. The new prices would come into effect from Sunday.

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First Published: Jan 29 2023 | 11:02 PM IST

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