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Petrol rises to RS282 per litre as govt increases fuel prices

ISLAMABAD: The federal government raised petrol prices by Rs10 per litre for the next 15 days on Saturday night, according to Finance Minister Ishaq Dar.

The finance minister stated in a televised address that the reason for a price increase in petroleum goods was an “increase in petroleum prices in the international market and exchange rate variation.”

As a result, the price of petrol has been raised to Rs282 per litre, while the prices of high-speed diesel (HSD) and light diesel oil have remained unchanged at Rs293 and Rs174.68 per litre, respectively.

Meanwhile, the government raised the price of kerosene oil by Rs5.78 per litre, raising it from Rs180.28 to Rs186.07.

On March 31, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar declared that petrol and diesel prices would remain steady for the following 15 days. The federal government has agreed to keep petroleum product prices unchanged for the next 15 days.

The government raised the price of petrol and high-speed diesel (HSD) by Rs5 and Rs13 per litre on March 15.

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