KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday issued notice to federal authorities, asking them to submit an explanation for not adjusting petroleum prices in accordance with surge in rupee value.
A division bench headed by Chief Justice Maqbool Baqar was seized with the hearing of a petition filed a non-profit organisation, the United Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, against hike in petroleum price.
Rana Faizul Hassan, NGO’s general secretary, submitted that despite appreciation of rupee against dollar, the federal government had not provided any relief to people by reducing the petroleum prices.
After appreciation of rupee, the government had only cut Rs1.60 in petroleum price which was not sufficient for the people hit by inflation, he said while requesting the court to direct federal authorities to reduce petroleum price by Rs8.
Hearing of case was adjourned till August 7.
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