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November 2, 2018

Hike in POL prices rejected

Islamabad

November 2, 2018

Islamabad : The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) on Thursday rejected the sharp increase in the price of petroleum products terming it a wrong decision which hit the economy and masses reeling under multiple problems.

The government recently revised prices of gas and electricity and now the price of petroleum products has been increased under pressure from the IMF which cannot be accepted, said president FPCCI Ghazanfar Bilour.

In a statement issued here today, he said that business community will never allow the government to damage the economy and make the life of people miserable to please international lenders.

He said that life of the dispossessed is being made difficult through frequent revisions in petroleum prices while containing theft of energy remained low of the government’s agenda.

Inexperienced economic managers are bent upon sacrificing voiceless masses which is unfortunate, he said, adding that IMF or the government are not concerned about the development of the country otherwise they would have shifted some burden on nobility, he added.

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