Shahbaz Gul, special assistant to the prime minister for political communications, said on Thursday that the federal government had approved an increase of Rs 4.40 per liter in petrol price.
The Special Assistant said in a series of tweets: “Prime Minister. [Imran Khan] He went against the recommendation of OGRA and approved an increase of Rs. 5.40 in the price of petrol keeping in view the public interest.
The Special Assistant said in the thread of his tweets that the price of high speed diesel has been increased by Rs 2.54 per liter, kerosene by Rs 1.39 per liter and light diesel by Rs 1.27 per liter.
Gul added that the government would now bear the burden as it had decided against OGRA’s recommendations to provide “maximum relief to the people”.
The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) had recommended an increase in petrol price by Rs 11.40 per liter.