LAHORE – The marketing companies by increasing the prices of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) by Rs5 to Rs10 per kg have burdened the consumers with another inflationary shock. The new prices will be applicable from today (Friday).

The average rate per kg of LPG has reached around Rs150 in some areas of the country. In Northern Areas, the companies increased domestic cylinder price by Rs 120 and commercial cylinder by Rs 480, while in other areas of the country including big cities the prices increased by Rs60 per domestic and Rs240 per commercial cylinder. After the current Rs 5 per kg increase in the LPG price, the commodity would be sold in Gilgit-Baltistan, Federally Administrative Tribal Areas (Fata), Balakot and Muzaffarabad at Rs 160 per kg against Rs 150 per kg while domestic cylinder will be sold at Rs 1,850 against Rs 1,750. In Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Murree, Swat and Mansehra, LPG would be sold at Rs 145 per kg against Rs 140 per kg.

 In Lahore, Gujranwala, Jhang, Sargodha and Sahiwal at Rs 125 per kg against Rs 120 per kg, while in Karachi it would be available at Rs 115 per kg against Rs 110 per kg.