ISLAMABAD: The Awami National Party (ANP) and the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) rejected the hike in prices of petroleum products on Saturday and presented adjournment motions in the Senate and the National Assembly, television reports said.
An adjournment motion was presented by the ANP, the government’s coalition partner. The motion said that the measure would burden the people, and called on the government to review its decision.
According to one report, the PML-N also tabled an adjournment motion against the petroleum price hike.
The PML-N’s motion stated that the government led by the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), which chants slogans of providing the people with bread, cloth and shelter, was depriving people from their right to live.
The motion also called for a debate on the matter in the parliament.