ISLAMABAD - Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance Shaukat Tarin has denied he hinted at tendering his resignation in case the Supreme Court decided to cut down the oil prices. While commenting on remarks attributed to him during the course of an interview telecast on a private TV channel, Shaukat Tarin clarified that he was quoted out of context. However, he said that the government was using the difference in the petroleum prices to finance the widened fiscal gap. Referring to the Supreme Courts directive Tuesday to the Attorney General to apprise the apex court of governments position on the question of giving relief to the masses in the wake of reduced oil prices in the international market Tarin said, We will try to defend our case and our difficulties in managing the fiscal operations, especially the gap between revenue and expenditure. We will act upon the decision of the apex court in this case. He said the government is facing tough conditions to manage the economic situation in the given national and international economic environment.