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Government has announced considerable reduction in the prices of petroleum products.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced the decision while chairing the special meeting of the federal cabinet in Islamabad. He announced reduction of 14. 68 rupees per liter in the price of high-octane, 9.43 rupees on the sale of petrol, 6.18 rupees in diesel and 8.16 rupees in the sale of kerosene oil per liter. The Prime Minister noted that the reduction in petroleum prices will facilitate the public in general and the farmers in particular. Nawaz Sharif stressed that the transporters must deliver the benefit of reduction in petroleum prices to the public at large. The Prime Minister said his government is committed to serve the masses with utmost sincerity however certain disgruntled political elements have marred the pace of development in the country. He also dismissed the allegations of rigging in the last general elections and reiterated his offer for probe into the charges of rigging under the auspices of the Supreme Court. Nawaz Sharif said his government inherited gigantic problems but is determined to resolve them all. He said if the uncalled for sit-ins would not have hampered the pace of development, ground work on various new power projects would have been commenced by now. The Prime Minister regretted that the sit-ins in the federal capital led to the cancellation of the visits of various foreign dignitaries especially Chinese President that was designed to give a new impetus to the progress and development in Pakistan. He however asserted that by the virtue of strong democracy, national decisions are not to be taken on the streets and squares. The cabinet also deliberated upon the audit report about the alleged inflated electricity bills. Performance of three ministries including Pakistan railways, planning and development, and petroleum was also reviewed. During the meeting Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif expressed satisfaction over the arrangements made for this year's hajj. He felicitated the ministry of religious affairs and the officials concerned for making best possible arrangements for the pilgrims.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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