KARACHI: The Karachi Transport Ittehad (KTI) has called a strike in the city on April 10 to protest the increase in petroleum prices, Express News reported on Tuesday.
KTI President Irshad Bukhari, talking to the media, said that the transport community is stronger than any political party.
The transporters across the country had given a three-day ultimatum to the government to take back its decision of increasing the petroleum prices and warned of holding countrywide protests if the prices were not brought down.
Succumbing to the pressure, Federal Minister for Petroleum Dr Asif Hussain told the media on Monday that the government was considering a cut of Rs2 to Rs3 per litre in petrol and Rs1 to Rs2 in diesel prices. However, no formal announcement was made.
For the first time in the country’s history, all three fuels – petrol, diesel and kerosene oil – cost over Rs100 per litre. Price of CNG has also been raised by up to Rs11.55 per kg.