Shehbaz lashes out at govt over hike in PLO price


–Says people facing worst inflation due to ‘incompetence, corruption’ of PTI govt
Staff Report
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday lashed out at the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government for increasing the prices of petroleum products and power tariffs amid hyperinflation in the country.
The government on Saturday increased the prices of petroleum products by up to Rs3 per litre effective from January 16.
“The increase of Rs3 in per litre price of petroleum product is utter brutality and akin to economic murder of poor people,” the PML-N president said in a tweet.
He said that the government doesn’t provide relief to the public when international oil prices decrease but it is quick to increase POL prices as soon as the global prices go up. The people of Pakistan are paying for the incompetence and corruption of this government, Shehbaz added.
The PML-N leader said that in over three-and-half years, PM Imran Khan’s actions resulted in inflation and an increase in power and energy prices.
Shahbaz said that the current state of the economy has made people’s lives miserable. “It is the result of the worst negligence and corruption.”
In response to a question, the opposition leader also said that he was Imran Khan’s ‘worst nightmare’. The long march to be taken out by the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) is to save the people from inflation and economic crisis, he added.