ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has that the coalition government is left with no choice but to raise the prices of petroleum products due to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) deal that the previous government signed.
Last night, the government increased the petroleum products prices after which, the new price of petrol surged to Rs 233.89 per litre, diesel Rs 263.31 per litre, kerosene oil Rs 211.43 per litre, and light diesel Rs 207.47 per litre.
In his tweets on Thursday, the prime minister said that the nation will soon be taken into confidence on the specifics of the IMF-PTI deal.
Expressing the confidence that Pakistan will get out of economic difficulties, the prime minister said that he is acutely aware of the impact that a fuel price hike causes.
The prime minister wondered whether those who struck the worst ever deal with the IMF and took patently bad economic decisions have the conscience to face the truth.
Shahbaz Sharif said that how can they pretend to be innocent when what the nation is going through is clearly their doing?