Shehbaz terms petrol price hike ‘economic murder of people’
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PML-N President and opposition leader in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif has lashed out at the government for raising petrol prices by Rs3 per litre terming it economic terrorism against the poor people of the country, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Shehbaz in a tweet posted on Sunday said: “An increase in the price of petroleum products by Rs3/litre is absolutely a cruel act and economic murder of poor people. When prices of petroleum were decreased in the international market, the government did not give relief to the masses. But when the prices have gone up in (international market), the government has become so quick (to raise the petrol prices). The government which has steeped deep in ineptness, incompetence and corruption, it has bogged down people in the marsh of inflation.”
پٹرولیم مصنوعات میں 3 روپے فی لیٹر مزید اضافہ سراسر ظلم، اور غریب عوام کا معاشی قتل ہے۔ عالمی منڈی میں قیمتیں کم ہونے پر عوام کو ریلیف نہیں دیاگیا تھا لیکن اضافے پر خوب پھرتی دکھائی جاتی ہے۔ نا اہلی، نالائقی اور کرپشن میں ڈوبی حکومت عوام کو مہنگائی کی دلدل میں ڈبو چکی ہے۔— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) January 16, 2022
Earlier, Pakistan People’s Party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Saturday took a swipe at the government for increasing the prices of petroleum products.
Pakistan's decisions are being made abroad, the PPP chief said, adding that the long march is to guard the people’s rights and overcome the economic crisis.
Reporter Umar Aslam