JI demands cut in oil prices

Karachi: Jamaat-e Islami Sindh chapter has demanded of government to reduce the price of petrol as bring it at par with the international rate to control inflation.

In a statement, JI Sindh chapter amir Dr Mairajul Huda Siddique said that the government is charging Rs 26 tax per liter of petrol which is a sheer injustice; the government should decrease the fuel prices to give a relief to the people.

He stated that petrol prices globally have been decreased to the lowest level in 13 years but in Pakistan the relief of lower rates is not being given to the people

The prices of daily use products are increasing due to increase in the prices of petrol and diesel, and the inflation has made the lives of common people miserable, he said.

He said according to a report of the government, it buys petrol at less than Rs50 per liter without tax but sells it to the people at Rs76 per liter after adding many taxes. In this way the government is charging from the public Rs26 tax per liter.

He suggested that the government should reduce its royal expenses so that a common man can lead a better life.