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Imran says petrol shortage a failure of govt

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman, Imran Khan Saturday blasted the Nawaz-government over shortage of petrol and said that earlier it was CNG, but now people are standing in long queues for petrol, ARY News reported.

Addressing a press conference, Imran Khan once again accused Khalil ur Rehman Ramday and Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry of maneuvering the elections in favor of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN).

“Earlier Form 14 and 15 were missing from the voting bags, now these forms have been found. We want the government to explain where from these forms were recovered”, he said.

He also demanded the federal government to constitute the judicial commission it promised for investigating irregularities in the elections.

“As long as the affairs will not be referred to an independent judicial commission, transparent investigations of the electoral rigging cannot be held”, Khan declared. “Nor will free and fair elections take place in Pakistan.”

He lamented that the PTI sit-in was blamed for all the issues faced by the country, but the fact is that the situation aggravated once the sit-in was ended.

The PTI chairman termed petrol shortage as ‘failure’ of the government.

On this occasion, PTI leader Asad Umar said that the government imposed surcharge on petrol price, while the GST was also heightened from 17 to 22 percent.

“The surcharge imposed on electricity bills was made a part of the power tariff”, he said. “Had the sit-in not been ended, then the petroleum and electricity prices would have gone down further”.

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