Hike in fuel prices challenged in LHC

Hike in fuel prices challenged in LHC

LAHORE—A day after the government increased the fuel prices by Rs30 a litre, a petition was filed in the Lahore High Court on Friday against the federal government’s decision, urging the court to declare it void.

In the plea, submitted by advocate Azhar Siddique, it has been prayed that the fuel prices has been increased without the approval of cabinet. Along with OGRA, federal government and other concerned authorities have been made party in the petition.

The petitioner further said that the action taken by government is illegal while he prayed to the court to nullify the increase in the prices of petroleum products.

On the other hand, government is planning to increase the fuel prices in the same ratio in next 15 days in a bid to achieve the IMF program.

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