ISLAMABAD, Sep 23 (Online): Hike in petroleum products prices have been challenged in the Supreme Court (SC).
It has been said in the petition the care taker government has increased the prices of petroleum products twice in a month. Increasing price of petroleum products by the care taker government is unjust and brazen violation of the constitution. Due to this act common man is reeling under the inflation.
The petition was filed by Moulvi Iqbal Haider under article 184 (3) of the constitution making federation, election commission, ministry of finance and OGRA respondents.
The petitioner has requested through petition that the court should maintain care taker government can use daily routine powers to ensure holding of general election in 90 days. The court should maintain the care taker government is not entitled to hike prices of petroleum products.
The court should maintain that only elected representatives of people can enhance prices of petroleum products.
The court should order not to increase the prices of petroleum products further till general elections. Court should order all respondents to ensure holding of election within 90 days.
The care taker government is slapping taxes instead of holding election in 90 days. Petroleum prices have been increased by over Rs 38 per liter from August 15. Inflation ratio has surpassed 27 percent.
Owing to increase in prices of petroleum products it has become hard for the people to travel by transport.