ISLAMABAD: Following in the footsteps of Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Friday decided to cut the fuel quota for members of the cabinet.
The Prime Minister announced strict austerity measures the day after the federal government increased petrol prices by Rs 30 per litre.
According to the announcement made by Shehbaz Sharif, the duel quota being given to the cabinet members will be reduced while it has also been decided to reduce the cabinet.
On Thursday, Finance Minister Miftah Ismail announced Rs30 per litre in the price of petrol to pave way for the revival of the IMF progamme. As per the new fuel prices, petrol is available at Rs209.86 per litre, high-speed diesel (HSD) at Rs204.15, kerosene oil at Rs181.94 and light diesel oil at Rs178.31. Only the price of kerosene oil was increased by less than Rs30.
Miftah Ismail said that the decision was taken due to the rising prices of petroleum products in the international market. He said that despite the massive increase, the government was still bearing losses.