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Govt offers Rs50 per litre petrol subsidy to motorcyclists, small car owners


A view of Motorists standing in a queue for filling petrol outdoors a petroleum pump in Rawalpindi on January 1, 2023. — On-line
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LAHORE: In a shock aid to the inflation-hit lots, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday mentioned folks belonging to the low-income sector could be given a subsidy of Rs50 per litre below the petroleum aid bundle.

The announcement comes after the premier chaired a overview assembly on the aid bundle within the Punjab provincial capital.

“Petroleum aid can be given to low-income customers who’ve bikes, rickshaws, 800cc vehicles and different small vehicles,” he mentioned, including that the programme could be initiated quickly and a complete technique could be shaped with the cooperation of related departments for efficient implementation.

Bikes, rickshaws and small vehicles are utilized by low-income folks and the petroleum subsidy would give aid to the poor, he added. “The federal government is making effort for all attainable assist to the poor folks regardless of its financial difficulties.”

Furthermore, Minister of State for Petroleum Musadik Malik briefed in regards to the technique for offering petroleum subsidies to the low-income section of society.

Final week, the federal authorities raised the value of petrol by Rs5 per litre which irked the customers as they began making estimates of already excessive inflation within the upcoming month of Ramadan.

The Finance Division, in its fortnight bulletin, attributed the value hike to the depreciation of the Pakistani rupee towards the US greenback and a rise within the costs registered by Platts Singapore.

The brand new costs got here into impact on March 16 and can stay in place until March 31.

Product Current costs w.e.f
New costs
Petrol 267 272 +5
Excessive-speed diesel 280 293 +13
Kerosene 187.73 190.29 +2.56
Mild diesel oil 184.68 184.68 Nil

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