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Govt forced to raise POL prices: Sindh minister

Sindh Minister for Energy Imtiaz Ahmed Shaikh has said that the federal government was forced to increase the prices of petroleum products “due to the flawed policies of the previous government”.

Speaking to the media persons in his office on Friday, Shaikh said that the coalition government was formed to provide relief to the people of the country, who are facing the consequences of the worst governance of the Imran Khan-led PTI government and had to take some harsh decisions in the best interests of the country.

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“All the democratic forces gathered together to oust the selected ones with a view to provide relief to the people of the country and put the country back on the right track,” he remarked. He pointed out that though the increase in the price of petrol was a very difficult decision, the high-ups of the federal government were left with no other option.

Shaikh said that the leaders of PDM had decided to take on the challenge of putting the country on the right track after they sensed the country was fast heading towards the worst type of backwardness. He expressed hope that leaders like Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Bilawal Bhutto, Asif Ali Zardari would try their best to provide some relief to people in the coming weeks and months through their people-friendly policies.

“The leaders who had got rid of the incompetent rulers through the democratic process have the sense and acumen to steer the country of the crisis,” he remarked.

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The provincial minister alleged that PTI leadership, like other parts of the country, wanted to push Karachi and some other cities and towns of the province into the chaotic condition during their protest on May 25, therefore, high-ups of the Sindh government tried to prevent such devilish designs of ‘miscreants. He predicted that the politics of PTI chairman Imran Khan perished itself and he was no more popular leader or the danger for the democratic process.



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