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ISLAMABAD: The price of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) has been increased by Rs1.84 per kilogramme across the country.
According to a notification, the price of LPG will now be available for Rs159.74 per kilogramme. Consequently, the price of a 11.8 kilogramme domestic cylinder has been increased by Rs21.72 and will now be available for Rs1884.92.
Meanwhile, the government has rejected a proposal by Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) to increase the petroleum prices for the next fortnight by approximately over Rs6 per litre.
OGRA had proposed an increase of Rs6.22 per litre in the price of petrol, Rs6.82 for high speed diesel, Rs6.37 for kerosene oil and Rs5.78 light diesel oil.
Petrol will be sold at Rs111.90 per litre, HSD at Rs116.07, kerosene oil at Rs80.19 and LDO at Rs79.23. The existing prices would remain effective till March 15.
The statement added that the prime minister said he is fully cognizant of the burden on the common man and has already geared up the government machinery to ensure the availability of everyday use commodities at low prices.