Upper House of Parliament: Opposition protests against hike in Petroleum prices

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Members of Senate belonging to opposition parties on Thursday protested against the most recent hike in petroleum products’ prices by the government during the session of upper house of parliament.

According to details, Senators from the PTI and allies gathered across Chairman’s dice and chanted slogans, condemning heavenly increase in the prices of petroleum products.

The government on late Wednesday evening announced an increase in fuel prices by up to 29 per cent, removing fuel subsidies in an attempt to trim the fiscal deficit and secure critical support from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Opposition leader in Senate Dr. Shahzad Wasim in his speech on Thursday said government was reluctant to face the music as no minister was present during Thursday meeting to answer opposition’s queries.

“Finance Minister increased fuel prices on a single phone call,” Wasim said, adding that “incompetent and corrupt PDM government had pushed masses into the hell of inflation”.