No change in fuel prices, says Dar

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Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Sunday announced that fuel prices would remain the same for the next fortnight which ends on January 31.

“We are not changing the prices. The price of petrol will remain at Rs214.80, diesel will remain at Rs227.80, price of kerosene oil to remain at Rs171.83 while light diesel oil will remain at Rs169,” he said during a televised address.

Earlier this month, the government announced to maintain the prices of petroleum products at current levels to provide some relief to the masses.

On December 15, the government cut the price of petrol by Rs10 and diesel by Rs7.5.

The price of kerosene oil was slashed by Rs10 on Nov 30 while the price of light diesel oil was reduced by Rs7.5 per litre.

The government had previously kept the prices of all petroleum products unchanged on Oct 15Oct 30, and Nov 15.