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Pakistan

Web Desk
May 31, 2019

Ogra proposes Rs8.53 per litre hike in petrol price

Pakistan

Web Desk
Fri, May 31, 2019

KARACHI: The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) on Thursday recommended  to increase petrol price by Rs8.53 per litre for the month of June.

Ogra, in its summary forwarded to Petroleum Division, has also purposed to increase prices of high speed diesel and kerosene oil by Rs8.99 and Rs1.69 per litre respectively. The new suggested price of kerosene oil after the hike will be Rs98.46 per litre.

An increase of Rs1.68 in price of light diesel has also been suggested, hiking it to Rs88.62 per litre.

Sources indicated that Ministry of Finance, after consulting with the Prime Minister, will finalize the proposed price hike. The new rates are expected to be applicable from June 1.

It is pertinent to note here that the government had hiked the petroleum prices by as much as Rs9.42 before the start of Ramzan.