Opposition dismisses OGRA suggestion to increase gas tariffs by 235 percent

 Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Sherry Rehman on Saturday has rejected Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority’s (OGRA) recommendation to increase gas prices by 235 percent.

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She said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is forcing the opposition for protest with such kind of steps. The government has given Ramazan package of price hike to the people and asked them to stay calm, she added. 

Meanwhile, Opposition Leader in National Assembly (NA) Shehbaz Sharif termed sinking economy a threat to national security. The sky high prices will create difficulties for the people for survival, he added.

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader further demanded to withdraw the suggestion of increasing the prices.

Earlier today, OGRA recommended up to 235 percent hike in gas prices.

The authority has suggested to reduce gas slabs to 6 from 7 and also proposed to increase gas cost by 204 percent for domestic users.

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