Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar has received summons on Tuesday from a civil court in Gujranwala over the recent increase in the prices of petroleum products.

Judge Mohammad Awais summoned the caretaker PM, secretary petroleum, and Gujranwala commissioner against the hike in petrol prices.

Advocate Manzoor Qadir filed a petition on September 16 asking for a stay order on the decision of the caretaker government to increase fuel prices. According to the petition, the caretaker prime minister and other officials are “concerned parties” and responsible for the price hike.


The court has ordered the caretaker prime minister and other officials to appear before the court on September 20 (Wednesday).

The caretaker government had increased the petrol price by more than Rs 26 and the diesel price by over Rs 17 per litre last week.

According to the Finance Ministry, the decision was taken due to the increase in oil prices in the international market.