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  • Former PM says PTI govt is charging folks Rs40 price of taxes on petrol
  • Asks “how will the masses live” if inflation continues
  • Says worth of petrol shouldn’t be greater than Rs70 per litre as per international market charges

ISLAMABAD: Senior PML-N chief and former prime minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday mentioned that the incumbent PTI authorities has “levied a tax of Rs40 on petrol,” an exorbitant quantity that the plenty are compelled to pay, Day by day Jang reported.

Talking to journalists, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi mentioned that Prime Minister Imran Khan “prefers speaking to people over the telephone” as a substitute of reaching out to them and “do something to give them relief.”

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“These days, petrol is being sold at Rs111 per litre and Rs40 worth of tax is being collected from the people. How can a common man live [with this ongoing inflation]?” he questioned the federal government. 

The previous premier additional mentioned that the value of petrol ought to “not exceed Rs70 per litre as per the rates of the global market.”

Learn extra: Petrol worth in Pakistan goes up by Rs2.70 for February

On Sunday, the federal government introduced to extend the value of petrol for February by Rs2.70 per litre.

Based on a notification issued by the Prime Minister’s Workplace, gentle diesel oil additionally noticed an increase in worth by Rs3, high-speed diesel was hiked by  Rs2.88 dearer and kerosene was priced Rs3.54 costlier per litre.

The brand new costs took impact at midnight on Feb 1. Costs, in response to the notification, could bear revision earlier than February 15.

The same revision was completed on January 15 for the remaining two weeks of the month.

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