As per a press release from the Finance Division, the government has decided to raise the price of petrol by Rs5 per litre to Rs272 per litre for the next two weeks, effective from March 16 (Thursday).
The statement noted that the increase was due to the rise in Platts Singapore prices over the past two weeks and the depreciation of the Pak Rupee, resulting in a hike in petroleum, oil, and lubricant (POL) products in Pakistan.
The notification further disclosed that the price of high-speed diesel has been increased by Rs13 per litre to Rs293 per litre, and kerosene has been raised by Rs2.56 per litre to Rs190.29 per litre by reducing government dues on them. However, the price of light diesel oil has been kept constant at Rs184.68 per litre by adjusting government dues.
It’s worth mentioning that Finance Minister Ishaq Dar had previously announced a reduction in petrol prices by Rs5 per litre on February 28.
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