Hike arbitrary, irrational: G H Mir

Democratic Party Nationalist (|DPN) Chairman and former Minister Ghulam Hassan Mir has taken strong exception to the government’s move to increase tax rate of petroleum products in the state, saying it will result in an unbearable burden on people.
Hike arbitrary, irrational: G H Mir
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Democratic Party Nationalist (|DPN) Chairman and former Minister Ghulam Hassan Mir has taken strong exception to the government's move to increase tax rate of petroleum products in the state, saying it will result in an unbearable burden on people.

In a statement, Mir said that people, who are yet to come to terms after devastating floods in September 2014, did not get any respite from inflation and rising prices while the hike has genuinely made poor people restless.

"These arbitrary and irrational hikes on petroleum products are completely unacceptable and it is vehemently demanded that the state government should immediately rollback its decision," he said, adding, "The increase in petrol and diesel prices will affect transportation costs and will surely have a cascading affect on inflation." KNS

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