KARACHI - Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari slammed the hike in petrol prices and demanded the additional costs be taken back.

In a statement, the PPP chairman said that the petrol bomb is being dropped on people as revenge.

“We will not stand for the economic murder of the country,” he said, adding that the economic attack by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz will be combated.

On the other hand, Adviser to the Prime Minister of Pakistan for finance, revenue, and economic affairs Miftah Ismail shared that the prices of petrol were hiked due to increase in petrol prices in international market.

Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) had recommended an increase of Rs10 to Rs12, he remarked in a statement. The additional burden will be borne by the government, he added.