Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa announces 35% cut in fuel quota for govt employees

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan made an announcement to decrease the 35 percent fuel quota for government employees in the province after an increase in petrol prices by Rs 60 in a week.

As per a letter issued by the Chief Minister Secretariat, a 35% cut has been enforced on the use of petrol in government institutions all over the province.

The decision will be applied to government institutions, agencies, and organizations. The letter has been sent to Chief Secretary.

The letter said that the hike in prices of petroleum products would decrease the economic pressure on the treasury.

“Overburdening the treasury means overburdening the masses,” CM commented adding that a 35 percent cut in fuel quota will be applicable to the chief minister, ministers, and government officials.

Moreover, the letter said that an effective monitoring system should also be established for the application of these orders of the Chief Minister, whereas the provincial government is already devising an austerity plan under which different steps were being carried out to lessen its expenditure.

The decrease in POL expenditure of government sectors is another link in the same austerity plan, the letter said.

Moreover, the federal government has announced to increase the prices of all petroleum products with the exception of one by another Rs 30, only a week after making a similar increase – moment after the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) accepted a huge increase of Rs 7.91 per unit in the power tariff.

The new fuel prices are applicable from midnight – petrol will be available at Rs 209.86 per litre kerosene oil at Rs 181.94, high-speed diesel (HSD) at Rs 204.15, and light diesel oil at Rs 178.31. Only the rate of kerosene oil was raised by less than Rs 30.

After the new hike in the power tariff, the rate of a unit is likely to go upwards from Rs 16.91 to Rs 24.82.

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