KARACHI - Karachi Transport Ittehad (KTI) President Irshad Bukhari has expressed concern over the fresh increase in prices of diesel and petrol and demanded of the government to withdraw the decision, while transporters have the right to protest against the decision for indefinite period. Large number of Transporters under the banner of Karachi Transport Ittehad (KTI) gathered at Karachi Press Club, while holding placards inscribed the slogans against increase in fuel prices and also raised their voices to reinstate previous prices. Addressing to participants Irshad said that the prices of petrol and diesel were already very high, adding the transporters are at the edge of destruction due to 120 percent increase in fuel prices during the last three-and-a-half years. He criticised that when the current regime came into power the price of diesel was Rs 60 per litre which had now reached at Rs93 per litre. He informed that the transporters and owners of buses had been selling their vehicles to junkyard dealers and adopting new business to earn profitable business for their livelihood. He lamented that government had imposed additional burden on people by increasing fuel prices while India has curtailed the fuel prices recently. He also appealed to the government to address the matter and review the prices. He added that no compensation has so far been paid for the burnt buses which were seized by the police for blocking roads during Muharram two years ago, he added. He said that they would announce the future strategy of the transporters after two days if the government has not fulfilled their demands to withdraw the recent increase in POL prices.