LAHORE: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced a reduction in the price of petrol by Rs7.99 per litre on Saturday, which will be applicable from February 1.
The premier further said there would be a reduction in the price of kerosene by Rs10.48, a reduction in the price of high octane by Rs11.82, Rs5.62 for high speed diesel and Rs9.56 for low speed diesel.
He made the announcement shortly after attending the passing out parade of a counter-terrorism force in Lahore.
PM attends passing out parade of counter-terrorism force in Lahore
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, attended the passing out parade of the Elite Police Training School in Badian on Saturday morning and said that the war on terror was a national cause, Express News reported.
The first batch of the counter-terrorism force comprised of 421 corporals, including 16 females.
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and Chief of Army Staff Raheel Sharif are also in attendance of the ceremony alongside other officials.
The new force -the first of its kind- has been given special training on how to counter terrorism by Pakistan’s Army.
DG ISPR Asim Bajwa took to his Twitter account to comment on the event.
Speaking at the end of the parade ceremony, Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif said that the young corporals were ready to fight in against terrorism.
“They will fight until we have not eradicated terrorism in the country,” the CM said.
An adamant Shahbaz Sharif said that the time had come for terrorism to end in Pakistan.
Commenting on the difficult time that Pakistan is currently facing, he said that we (the government) will not sit in ease until terrorism is not eliminated from the country.
Efforts of the new counter-terrorism force were lauded by Shahbaz Sharif.
Concluding the event, PM Nawaz congratulated the school for establishing the force in a short space of time and wished them well in their mission to eradicate terrorism from the country.
“We will not sit still until the last terrorist is brought to justice,” the premier promised adding that “we will not rid ourselves of this responsibility.”
Referring to the war against terror, the PM said that it is a national cause and thanked Raheel Sharif for taking special interest in training the new force.
“We have to win the war against terror at all costs,” the premier urged.
“No terrorist should be left. This war against terrorist is the whole nation’s war,” he continued.
While praying for those who died in the Peshawar massacre in December, the PM said that the protection of the masses remained with the government.
In view of the December attack, PM Nawaz pointed out that security forces needed special training to win the fight against terrorism and was adamant that Pakistan was in the was together.