Business community reject proposed gas tariff hike.


ISLAMABAD -- The business community reject another gas price hike that is on the cards as it will make life difficult for the masses, a business leader said Wednesday. The decision to increase the gas price up to 214 percent will open floodgates for inflation, which will take a toll on people, and the economy, therefore, the Prime Minister Imran Khan should reject the decision, he added. Settling gas sector circular debt of Rs181 billion by burdening the masses is unjustified and it can be termed as a mini-budget, said Shahid Rasheed Butt former President ICCI. He said that gas tariff hike would trigger inflation and increase poverty in the...

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