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Surge in LPG price unjustified: Khokhar

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ISLAMABAD: All Pakistan Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Distributors Association Chairman Irfan Khokhar yesterday said the surge in the LPG price was unjustified. He, in a statement, said the LPG marketing companies had increased the price of LPG by Rs5 per kilogram, causing Rs50 and Rs200 surge in domestic and commercial cylinder respectively. After the increase, he said, the LPG would be sold at Rs110 per kg in Karachi, Lahore, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Jhelum, Kasur, Sahiwal, Sialkot, Daska and Peshawar, and domestic cylinder would be available at Rs1,270. In Multan, Bahawalpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Dera Ismail Khan and Abbottabad, the commodity would be available at Rs120 per kg and domestic cylinder at Rs1,390. The LPG would be sold at Rs130 per kg in Rahim Yar Khan, Sadiqabad, Hyderabad, Attock, Gujrat, Mirpur Azad Kashmir, Murree and Nathiya Gali, while the price of domestic cylinder would be Rs1,510. In Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Muzaffarabad, Bagh, FATA, Kotli, Azad Kashmir, Tando Muhammad Khan, Tando Allah Yar, Mirpur Khas, Nawab Shah, Thattha, Dadu, Jamshoro and Shikarpur, the LPG per kg price would Rs135 and domestic cylinder Rs1,570. The per kg LPG price would be Rs160 in Balakot, Gilgit-Baltistan, Hunza and Skardu, and domestic cylinder Rs1,870.

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