Prime Minister Imran Khan addressed the conference in Attock on Friday (today). He said that the petrol prices in Pakistan are still the cheapest in the region.
Prime Minister also compared the petrol prices of Pakistan with India and mentioned that the prices in the neighboring country India is ascending and Bangladesh also has expensive petrol than Pakistan.
Imran Khan further added that the current government is trying to put the least burden on the nation by reducing the taxes and levies. He stated that in the oil-importing countries, Pakistan still has one of the cheapest prices in the world.
Prime Minister also addressed the rising price of sugar which has reached up to Rs140 per kg. He mentioned that three sugar mills in the Sindh province have shut down which has suddenly increased the supply-demand gap.
While addressing the party leaders, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the current government received a bedridden economy from the previous government. This is the reason why the current administration is struggling to cope up with inflation.
Prime Minister also mentioned the fact that the entire world is struggling because of Covid-19. Due to the pandemic, the world suffered a great economic crisis.
Yesterday Prime Minister announced the relief package for the nation and indicated that petrol prices will go up in future. Today, Pakistan witnessed an increase in petrol prices as the petroleum supplies in Pakistan is at a record high.
It should be mentioned, after the package announcement, utility stores throughout the country increased prices on essential food items which is contrary to the announcement of the relief package.