Government has rejected the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority’s (OGRA) proposal to increase the prices of petroleum products in Pakistan.
PM Shehbaz Sharif, while addressing the dinner of the coalition government leaders, said the government rejected the proposal to increase the prices of petroleum products.
It is also to be noted that the OGRA had sent a proposal to the Finance Division to increase the price of petrol by Rs21.50 and diesel by Rs51.30 (based on existing/current petroleum levy and GST).
On February 28, former prime minister Imran Khan had already announced a reduction of Rs10 per litre in petrol and diesel prices and a price fix / freeze till the announcement of the budget for financial year 2022-23.
According to the proposal, the OGRA had suggested an increase of Rs83.50 per litre of petrol and Rs119.88 per litre of diesel (based on the federal government’s advised petroleum levy of Rs30 and 17% GST).
It is worth mentioning that currently, the petrol price in Pakistan is Rs149.86 while diesel is available at Rs144.15, with zero per cent levy and GST.