Dr Musadik Malik, the State Minister for Petroleum, issued a warning on the potential increase of petroleum product prices due to the significant decline in the value of the Pakistani rupee against the US dollar.

During an appearance on the Geo News program “Capital Talk” on Thursday, Dr Malik stated that the depreciation of the rupee could lead to an upsurge in the prices of petroleum products in the upcoming days. He also shared that the negotiations between Pakistan and Russia on oil imports were progressing well.

According to Dr Malik, the sudden increase in the US dollar’s price was due to political instability, making it difficult to govern the country in such an uncertain environment. Notably, during the last fortnight’s review, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar announced a reduction in petroleum prices.


As a result, the government cut the price of petrol by Rs5 per litre, setting it at Rs267 per litre, while the price of diesel remained steady at Rs280 per litre.

In addition, the price of light diesel oil decreased by Rs12 per litre, bringing it down to Rs184.68 per litre. Furthermore, the cost of kerosene oil was reduced by Rs15 per litre, bringing its price to Rs187.73.