Increase in POL prices challenged

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LAHORE: A petition has been filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC) challenging the recent decision by the federal government to increase the prices of petroleum products.

The country’s Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar had approved the finance division’s proposal to increase the prices of petrol and high-speed diesel by Rs17.50 and Rs20, respectively, after announcing to pursue the previous administration’s economic policies in a meeting.

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The petition, submitted by advocate Azhar Siddique, said the government is regularly increasing fuel prices which is causing a damper on the pockets of the common man.

He asked the court to issue a stay order against the recent price hike.


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