Imran Khan blasts federal govt over petrol price increase, commends India again


While referring to the name of India, former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan once again criticized the Shehbaz Sharif government following the federal government raising petrol and diesel prices by RS30 per liter.

While criticizing the government, Imran said that this “insensitive government” has not continued the deal signed with Russia by the last government.

He praised India, claiming that the United States an important ally has succeeded in decreasing petrol prices by Rs 25 per liter by purchasing cheaper oil from Russia.

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“Nation starting to pay the price for Imported govt’s subservience before foreign masters with 20% Rs 30 per litre hike in petrol and diesel prices-the highest single price hike in our history. The incompetent & insensitive Govt has not pursued our deal with Russia for 30% cheaper oil,” Imran Khan said in a tweet.

“In contrast, India, a strategic ally of the US, has managed to reduce fuel prices by PKR 25 per litre by buying cheaper oil from Russia. Now our nation will suffer another massive dose of inflation at the hands of this cabal of crooks,” he said in another tweet.

The federal government hiked oil prices on Thursday by Rs 30 per litre, declaring that the decision was made to ensure the revival of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) program.

The price of petrol will be at Rs 179.86, diesel at Rs 174.15, kerosene oil at Rs155.56, and light diesel at Rs 148.31. Finance Minister Miftah Ismail announced the increase in fuel prices during a press conference in Islamabad.

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