Nawaz Sharif expresses his annoyance with Shahbaz Sharif over non reduction of petroleum products, electricity prices


LONDON/ISLAMABAD : PML-N Supremo Nawaz Sharif is said to be annoyed over non reduction of petroleum products prices by the government despite dip in their prices in international market.

He has supported his daughter Maryam Nawaz stance on this matter that we should give relief to people and the prices of electricity and petroleum products should be scaled down instead of raising them.

According to media reports and sources the overall political and economic situation of the country came under discussion during second meeting with the Prime Minister (PM) Shahbaz Sharif. Nawaz Sharif apprised him of his reservations on escalating inflation saying he is very saddened over increase in the prices of petroleum products and electricity because this is badly impacting PML-N image.

I am supporter of my daughter Maryam Nawaz over her stance on scaling down the prices.

Former finance minister Ishaq Dar strongly criticized the policies of finance minister Miftah Ismail saying the dollar price should have come down to the level of Rs 200 following the restoration of IMF program and receipt of installment. The petrol price should range between Rs 190 to 200. Had this price been in place the government would have got benefit in terms of taxes and electricity.

Nawaz Sharif said to Shahbaz Sharif “ are you listening to what Dar Sahb is saying.

Shahbaz Sharif said Finance Minister Miftah Ismail stance is that if prices of oil and electricity are reduced then IMF would be annoyed. We have to see the matters of tax recoveries and petroleum companies.

Ishaq Dar said IMF has never said not to give relief to the people and reduce inflation.

Shahbaz Sharif remained silent during harsh criticism.

On the matter of appointment of army chief Nawaz Sharif apprised Shahbaz Sharif of his past experience .