Govt to hike gas tariff by 400% on New Year’s eve, warns Shehbaz Sharif


Staff Reporter – Islamabad:

PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday warned that the government is all set to increase the gas tariff by a whopping 400% on New Year’s eve.

Consumers will have to pay an additional Rs1,000 from January 2020 as the government has planned to drop a gas bomb on the masses, said the PML-N leader.

Lashing out at the PTI-led government over its “incompetency, inflation and corruption”, Shehbaz said that after gas, a sugar crisis is again looming in the country. Talking about the price of sugar, the PML-N leader said that the commodity was available for Rs52 per kilogramme in PML-N’s tenure and is now being sold for Rs130 to Rs150 per kg.

Referring to the long queues at petrol pumps across the country amid a strike by petroleum dealers, Shehbaz Sharif said, “People are standing in long queues and recalling the old Pakistan and Nawaz Sharif.”

“Inflation, long queues, U-turns and lies have become the identification marks of [the] new Pakistan,” he added.

The poor are dying of starvation due to the policies of the prevailing government, the PML-N leader said.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *