Gas Tariffs Increased by 190%, Social Media Reacts with Outrage

Only yesterday, the federal government, with the Economic Coordination Committee, has decided to increase gas tariffs by up to 190% to fulfill the remaining conditions of the International Monetary Fund.

It has been agreed with the IMF that the new tariffs will come in effect from July 1, 2019. It is notable that, in this fiscal year, PTI government has increased the prices of gas for the second time.

Moreover, the Pakistani Rupee reached an all-time low of Rs. 161.5 against the greenback yesterday, which means it depreciated by Rs. 4.5 in one day only.

Both the news combined have infuriated the common people who took the social media by storm.

Here’s what is being said online:

For a layman, the gas bill is supposedly one of the easiest on the wallet. However, after the tariffs increasing twice, this might not be the case anymore.

While the eite class might not fall prey to rising tarrifs, the middle and upper middle income groups are the ones who will suffer most from the burden, who have already become victim to inflation and the ever-increasing income taxes.


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