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Petrol price in Pakistan: Govt reduces rate by Rs1.55 per litre

A worker holds a fuel nozzle at a petrol pump. — Reuters/File

  • Petrol price from April 1 onwards will be Rs111.90.
  • High Speed Diesel price slashed by Rs3.00 and Kerosene by Rs1.55.
  • High Speed Diesel price from April 1 onwards will be Rs116.08.

The federal government has decided to reduce the prices of petroleum products in the country, a notification from the Finance Division in this regard said Wednesday.

The government has reduced the price of petrol by Rs1.55 per litre, high speed diesel by Rs3, kerosene by Rs1.55, and the rate of light diesel oil has been slashed by Rs1.56 per litre.

ProductExisting priceNew price (wef from 01-04-2021)Increase/Decrease
Petrol111.90110.35-1.55
High Speed Diesel116.08113.08-3.00
Kerosene83.6182.06-1.55
Light Diesel Oil81.4279.86-1.56

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The development comes after Federal Finance Minister Hammad Azhar had announced the government’s decision to decrease the prices of petrol and diesel.

“This decision is not related to the ECC [meeting that took place] but the first decision we have taken, after consultations with the prime minister, is that we will reduce the prices of petrol and diesel,” said Hammad Azhar during a news conference.

“The price of petrol will be slashed by Rs1.5 per litre while the price of diesel will be slashed by Rs3 per litre. We took this decision because now, we have some room due to a change in prices at the international market,” he said.