KARACHI: The government is likely to revise the prices of petroleum products today June 15, 2022 for next fortnight. Recently, the petrol prices have been increased up to Rs60 per liter during May 27 to June 02.
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The Finance Minister Miftah Ismail announced the increase in prices of petroleum products twice to persuade the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to release the next tranche of around $1 billion.
After the increase, the prices effective from June 03, 2022 to till date are:
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Petrol at Rs209.86 per; High Speed Diesel at Rs204.15 per liter; kerosene oil at Rs181.94 per liter; and light diesel oil at Rs178.31 per liter.
The PTI government during its tenure maintained the petrol prices by granting huge subsidized rates to facilitate the citizens. As though the new government still kept the same subsidy on petrol till May 26, 2021.
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However, on account of pressure by IMF and the high price of oil in the international market has left no option for the government to minimize the prices.
According to the sources, the government may further increase the petroleum prices tonight to meet the IMF demand.
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It may be mention here that the government has very few choices in not revising the prices of petroleum products because of high international oil prices and sharp decline in rupee value.