The government on Sunday increased costs of all oil-based commodities by up to 6.45 percent for the long stretch of April as the international unrefined cost crawled up by under 2pc in the course of the most recent month.
Petroleum and diesel costs were increased by Rs6 per liter while lamp fuel and light diesel oil (LDO) were lifted by Rs3 per liter with immediate impact, as indicated by an official declaration.
With the choice, the ex-depot cost of high speed diesel (HSD) was set at Rs117.43 per liter — the most astounding since July 2018 — rather than existing rate of Rs111.43 per liter, up by 5.36pc.
Likewise, the ex-depot price of motor spirit (petrol) was fixed at Rs98.89 per litre — also a nine-month high — instead of current rate of Rs92.89, showing an increase of 6.45pc.
The ex-depot cost of lamp fuel oil was increased to Rs89.31 per liter — the most astounding since October 2014 — from Rs86.31 per liter, showing an expansion of practically 3.5pc.
The ex-depot cost of LDO was increased to Rs80.54 per liter — a five-month high — from the past rate of Rs77.54 per liter, up by 3.9pc.
Be that as it may, the government did not pass on the full price hie determined by the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) a week ago and diminished tax rates to limit political kickback.
In light of import parity cost of Pakistan State Oil (PSO) for purchases in March, Ogra had worked out about Rs11.17 increment in the cost of HSD per liter, Rs11.91.71 hie in oil cost, Rs6.65 hike in erosene cost and Rs6.49 increment in LDO cost.
Crude cost (Brent) had increased by under 2pc in the course of the most recent month from $66.57 on Feb 28 to $67.86 per barrel on March 28.
In the course of the most recent two months, the legislature began expanding oil demand rates to in part recover a noteworthy income deficiency looked by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).
The oil costs have been on the hike since mid-2017, notwithstanding just multiple times when they were diminished.
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