JUI rejects increase in petroleum prices
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Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam, a close ally of the Shehbaz Sharif-led government, has come out gunning against the increase in prices of petroleum products as the Senate session began on Wednesday under the chair of Sadiq Sanjrani, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
He further said that the PTI is a fomenter of disturbances. “PTI raised objections to the dances performed on the Golden Jubilee Independence Day functions. I asked the PTI whether their women supporters recite Holy Quran or Naats at their rallies,” he added.
Meanwhile, Minister for Law and Justice Azam Nazeer Tarar said due to imprudent financial policies of the previous government, Pakistan was on the verge of bankruptcy.
Speaking on a point of order in the Senate, the minister said the government has taken difficult decisions to save the economy of the country.
He said the increase of petroleum prices was a tough decision and the government has taken this decision with a heavy heart. He said people will witness relief in petroleum prices in coming notifications.
Earlier, Leader of the Opposition Dr. Shahzad Waseem criticized the government for not reducing petroleum prices despite a price decline in international markets and stability of the Rupee against US dollar.
The House offered Fateha for the people who died in floods, suicide attack in North Waziristan and a road accident in Rahim Yar Khan. Senator Atta-ur-Rehman led the prayer.
Reporter Usman Khan