Petrol price hike: Karachi transporters to strike on April 10

Published: April 3, 2012

Karachi Transport Ittehad calls strike against government's decision to increase petroleum prices. PHOTO: EXPRESS/ FILE

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.

Reader Comments (4)

  • Maher
    Apr 3, 2012 - 5:37PM

    Today is 3rd april and they will start their Strike from 10th april. What’ about 7 days ??? Will they crack any deal and increase fares ???/

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  • Analyzer
    Apr 3, 2012 - 5:47PM

    Transport mafia is worse than the politicians. They run their transport on CNG, charge rates on diesel, don’t cut fares when fuel prices are reduced, and then make such insincere protests just to create a nuisance.

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  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Apr 3, 2012 - 6:41PM

    I don’t care as I have my own vehicle.

    Let them go to hell.

    Transporters are double standard people and murderers too.

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  • SAMEER
    Apr 4, 2012 - 9:45AM

    They don’t have a penny to repair their vehicle, aur install proper windows but these so-called poor transporters have money to install a cng system in their buses
    Cheaters, looters

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