Pakistan

‘Petrol relief package’ announced for motorcyclists, small car owners

In a major relief to the inflation-stricken people, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Sunday announced a “petrol relief package” ahead of Ramadan for petrol consumers.

The premier said people belonging to the low-income sector would be given a subsidy of Rs50 per litre under the petroleum relief package.

The announcement comes after the premier chaired a review meeting on the relief package in the Punjab provincial capital.

Pakistan is teetering on a precipice, with fiscal, humanitarian and political crises bringing it ever closer to the brink. As foreign reserves plummet, covering only three weeks of imports, the country is facing its worst economic meltdown in decades.

“Petroleum relief will be given to low-income consumers who have motorcycles, rickshaws, 800cc cars and other small cars,” he said, adding that the programme would be initiated soon and a comprehensive strategy would be formed with the cooperation of relevant departments for effective implementation.

Motorcycles, rickshaws and small cars are used by low-income people and the petroleum subsidy would give relief to the poor, he added. “The government is making effort for all possible help to the poor people despite its economic difficulties.”

Moreover, Minister of State for Petroleum Musadik Malik briefed about the strategy for providing petroleum subsidies to the low-income segment of society.

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