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ISLAMABAD:  Prime Minister Imran Khan has rejected the suggestion of the Oil and Gasoline Regulatory Authority (OGRA) to extend petrol costs from the month of November.

Based on a notification issued by the PM’s Workplace on this regard, the choice has been taken within the nationwide curiosity and to “present reduction to the general public.”

“The federal government is prioritising reduction for the residents as an alternative of passing on the affect of world inflationary pressures,” an Urdu model of the assertion learn.

“The extra burden of upper costs, as prompt by OGRA, which might have been transferred to the citizenry, will as an alternative be borne by the federal government,” it added.

Earlier, the federal government was all set to extend the charges of petroleum merchandise by as much as Rs8 from November 1, well-placed sources had instructed Geo Information Saturday.

Based on the sources, the federal government would have elevated petrol costs by as much as Rs6.5 per litre for the subsequent 15 days, whereas the charges of diesel may need gone up by Rs8.

Nevertheless, the choice was subjected to the approval of PM Imran Khan, stated the sources.

The fluctuation within the POL costs within the nation rely upon GST and the oil’s costs within the worldwide market, the sources added.

Presently, the federal government is charging Rs5.62 per litre levy on petrol and Rs5.14 on diesel, the sources added.

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