PESHAWAR - Jamaat-e-Islami Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Friday moved Peshawar High Court (PHC) for reduction in petroleum prices also called for fixing its price below Rs 40 per litre in view of international market petroleum products.

The JI KPK Chief Mushtaq Ahmad Khan through Khan Afzal and Mohiudin Malik advocates filed a petition in which he adopted that petroleum prices were being reduced at the international market but the government was deliberately keeping its away from getting its advantages to people.

Thus, in the light of its prices at international market, the government should have sold it below Rs 40 per litre rather it was charging Rs 75 per litre.

Charging higher prices is wrong and illegal and clearly violating the constitution therefore the respondents should be directed to constitutionally guarantee rights of the citizens and take positive steps by bringing down petroleum prices at par with the international market, it said through the petition.

Later while talking to media persons the JI provincial Chief Mushtaq Ahmad Khan said that JI has launched a ‘corruption free Pakistan movement’ to eliminate corruption from the country.

He said that 20 per cent hike in prices of medicines proved that government was helpless before the pharmaceutical companies depriving people of their hard earned money, saying elites have 375 billion dollars in their foreign accounts.

About LNG project, he alleged that 100 billion dollars LNG agreement with government of Qatar was a mega project of corruption adding that due to corruption Pakistan could not explore its own natural resources.