Shehbaz, Bilawal hammer govt for raising POL prices on New Year eve

By: News Desk      Published: 01:09 PM, 1 Jan, 2022
Shehbaz, Bilawal hammer govt for raising POL prices on New Year eve
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PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif and PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Saturday slated the government for raising petrol prices on the eve of New Year dubbing it New Year present to people from the rulers, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

In a statement, Bilawal deplored that Imran Khan had very proudly declared that 2021 would be a year of prosperity. But now the year 2022 has dawned, but there are no signs of affluence, he added. 

He was of the view that every new year proved costlier in terms of price hike and inflation than the previous one but the government kept blaming the previous regimes. 

He reminisced that in the PPP tenure, there was the worst kind of global economic meltdown, but the PPP government did not crush people under the burden of inflation. 

He said the only way to get rid of inflation was to get rid of the Imran Khan government. 

Bilawal called upon the government to reduce the prices of petroleum products according to the prices in the international market. 

Shehbaz Sharif in his statement lashed out at the government for increasing the POL prices on New Year eve asking Imran it would have been far better if he had quit instead of dropping the petrol bomb on people. 

He held that in order to save the nation from inflation, economic disaster and unemployment, the present cruel regime must come to an end. 

The PTI government even could not bear to see the nation celebrating the New Year and snatched their joy by announcing to hike the petrol prices.

He lamented the exploitation, apathy and indifferent attitude of the government. 

 

Reporter Umar Aslam