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PM Imran Khan rejects proposal to increase petrol price

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Petrol being filled in a car. — AFP/Files

Prime Minister Imran Khan has rejected the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority's proposal to increase the price of petroleum products, Geo News reported on Monday.

OGRA had forwarded a summary to the prime minister a few days ago, seeking an increase of Rs14.07 per litre in the price of petrol and Rs13.61 per litre in the price of high speed diesel.

The authority had also recommended an increase in the price of kerosene oil by Rs10.79 per litre.

Sources had earlier confirmed to Geo News that prices of petroleum products were expected to go up after February 15.

According to sources, the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) had sent a summary for revision of rates to the Petroleum Division.

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Sources had also said that OGRA based the recommended rates on a levy of Rs30 per litre and had advised that the price of petrol be raised by Rs16 per litre.

In the summary forwarded by OGRA, diesel was recommended to be priced at Rs14.75 per litre more expensive, the sources had said.

They added that currently a petroleum levy of Rs21.04 is in effect besides a levy of Rs22.11 per litre for diesel.

Last month, at the turn of February, the price of petrol had gone up by Rs2.70 per litre.


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