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Petrol to soar to Rs310, power tariff to go up to Rs39/unit from July: Shaukat Tarin


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ISLAMABAD:– Former federal minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Umer Ayub said on Saturday that their government left had left the price of electricity at Rs 16 per unit that would shoot up to Rs 40 per unit next month, while the petrol price would soar to Rs 310 per liter.

Addressing a press conference flanked by former finance minister Shaukat Tarin and former spokesperson for ministry of finance Muzzamil Aslam, he said that according to the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority, the electricity bills of poor people will increase 400 percent and those who had been paying Rs1350 bill will pay Rs3400.

“The prices of diesel and petrol will go up to Rs300 and Rs310 per litre while the price of electricity will be increased by Rs39-40 per unit with tax,” he added.

Ayub said that the incumbent government is going to bring down the business community. He added that the pressure will increase on the rupee and the government will fail to meet their targets.

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