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Government has decided to maintain fuel prices in the country: Finance Minister

Government has decided to maintain fuel prices in the country: Finance Minister
May 15, 2022 Web Desk

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - Government has decided to maintain fuel prices in the country.

This was announced by Minister for Finance and Revenue Miftah Ismail at a news conference in Islamabad on Sunday.

He said despite increasing prices of petroleum products Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has decided not to transfer the burden of price hike on masses.

He said PTI government has destroyed economy of the country.

The Minister said agriculture sector was badly ignored and resultantly Pakistan imported wheat worth of six hundred million dollars last year.

He said this year wheat worth of 1.5 billion dollars will have to be imported.

Miftah Ismail said prices of flour soared up from 35 rupees per kg to 80 rupees per kg in last four years.

In a statement today, he asked the Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to take steps to ensure protection of life and property of citizens, especially non-Muslim Pakistanis living in the province.

The Prime Minister vowed to eliminate the enemies of Pakistan who are behind such acts of terrorism.

Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also condemned the killing of Sikh citizens in Peshawar and expressed concern over it.

He stressed the need to immediately arrest the accused involved in killing of Sikh citizens.