Islamabad (February 02, 2018): The Islamabad High Court on Friday issued notices to the petroleum ministry, finance ministry and Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) on a petition filed against the hike in fuel prices.
Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui directed the respondents to file their responses in a week otherwise a decision will be given without taking their point of view. The court adjourned its proceedings on the case till February 12.
The petitioner maintained that the government has unjustly increased fuel price while it is decreasing in the global market.The government revised prices of petroleum products increasing the price of petrol by Rs2.98 per litre. The revised price of petrol would be Rs84.91 per litre.
The price of diesel has been increased by Rs5.92, while the price of light diesel has also been increased by Rs5.93. Diesel will now be retailed at Rs95.83 per litre while light diesel will be sold for Rs64.30 per litre.
Kerosene oil witnessed an increase of Rs5.94 per litre and will now be sold for Rs70.26 per litre.