Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Fuel prices drops anger the opposition: Fawad Chaudhry

Fawad Chaudhry, Minister for Information and Broadcasting, stated on Wednesday that the opposition and some of its supporters in the media were highly concerned about the relief provided to the general public in the form of lower fuel and power prices, despite global inflationary pressures.

According to him, “it is unusual that the opposition and its followers in the media are enraged at the drop of petrol and power costs.” He made the statement in a tweet.

When asked about the fact that inflation in Pakistan had declined significantly in recent months, the minister said it was a positive indicator that the country was bucking the trend in the international market.

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“It should be a source of satisfaction for us, rather than a source of concern. “The true anguish for the opposition is that they do not believe they have a chance even in the next flip (of the administration),” he observed.

Recently, Prime Minister Imran Khan made a historic announcement, slashing the costs of petroleum products and electricity in order to bring huge assistance to the people of the country.
In his address to the country on Monday, he said that the prices of petrol and diesel would be decreased by Rs10 per litre, and the price of electricity would be reduced by Rs5 per unit.

In addition, the prime minister launched an Rs30,000-per-month internship program for all unemployed graduates. He stated that 26,000 scholarships worth Rs38 billion would be awarded to deserving pupils.

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