Karachi - Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Sindh will hold protest demonstrations outside press clubs in the province against hike in petrol prices.

The protests have been announced on the directives of party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.

It is pertinent to mention here that the government on Wednesday had revised prices of petroleum products, increasing the price of petrol by Rs2.49 per litre while high-speed diesel (HSD) price was increased by Rs5.19 per litre. The price of light-speed diesel (LSD) was increased by Rs3 per litre. The new prices came into effect from November 1.  In a statement issued on Saturday, PPP Sindh President Nisar Ahmed Khuhro said that the demonstrations would be held in all districts and tehsils of the province outside the press clubs in order to raise voice against this injustice.

He said that directives had been sent to all party leaders in the province to gather outside the press clubs and protest against the hike that could directly affect the common man in the country.

“Contrary to its promises, the federal government has failed to provide low tariff electricity and fuel to the consumers in the country,” lamented Khuhro, adding that despite low fuel prices globally, the rulers were bent upon increasing the prices to hit the masses economically.

He said that the way PML-N had ruled the country in the last four years had exposed its level of governance and the promises made to give relief to the masses were yet to be materialised.

He said that these were the economic policies of the PML-N government that had overburdened the masses and had further suppressed the poor people.

“PPP have always raised voice for the suppressed segments of the society and it will not back off until PML-N government decides to withdraw increase in the petroleum prices,” he resolved.