JI demands petrol prices at Rs 40 per liter

KARACHI: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Karachi Chief Engr Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rehman has demanded of the government to cut down the petrol price at Rs 40 per liter in alignment of declining petroleum prices in international market.

While commenting on petroleum prices in a statement, Rehman said that the global markets had been witnessing a falling trend and a huge decrease had been recorded so far but the ruling regime in the country had deprived the people of the benefits of reduction in oil prices.

The JI Karachi chief demanded of the government to ensure the reduction not only in the petroleum prices but in the prices of commodities as well. In the past, common men are used to put upon the burden of any rise in the petroleum prices as prices of commodities and daily-life items are associated with it. Now it’s the time to bring back the prices of petroleum products in particular and daily life items in general, Rehman added.

He expressed his concerns over the current situations and said that people were being hit hard by inflation, while rulers were increasing taxes on petroleum products so as to deprive citizens of the due benefit of declining petroleum prices across the world.

Engr Rehman termed the proposed reduction in prices by Ogra as insufficient. He also demanded of the government to devise a proper mechanism for petroleum prices and let the benefits pass on the common people.