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  • PM Imran Khan rejects OGRA's recommendation to hike petrol price

    PM Imran Khan rejects OGRA's recommendation to hike petrol price File Photo PM Imran Khan rejects OGRA's recommendation to hike petrol price

    Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday rejected the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority's (OGRA) recommendation to hike the price of petroleum products.

    OGRA had forwarded a summary to the prime minister a few days ago, seeking an increase of Rs14.07 per litre in the price of petrol and Rs13.61 per litre in the price of high speed diesel.

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    The authority had also recommended an increase in the price of kerosene oil by Rs10.79 per litre.

    Following the prime minister's decision, the Ministry of Finance stated that the petrol price will remain unchanged at Rs111.90 per litre and that the price of diesel will remain Rs116.07 per litre as before.

    The prices of kerosene oil and light diesel will also remain at Rs80.19 and Rs79.23 respectively, according to the finance ministry.

    According to sources, the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) had sent a summary for revision of rates to the Petroleum Division.

    Sources had also said that OGRA based the recommended rates on a levy of Rs30 per litre and had advised that the price of petrol be raised by Rs16 per litre.

    In the summary forwarded by OGRA, diesel was recommended to be priced at Rs14.75 per litre more expensive, the sources had said.

    They added that currently a petroleum levy of Rs21.04 is in effect besides a levy of Rs22.11 per litre for diesel.

    Last month, at the turn of February, the price of petrol had gone up by Rs2.70 per litre.

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