POL prices should be decreased: MQI

Dr Raheeq Abbasi, Secretary General of MQI, has said that rumours of price hike in the prices of POL products is tantamount to snatching from people their right to a bare living as they are already hard pressed under the burden of escalating hike, and inflation. He said that the prices needed to be reduced significantly to give the people a much needed breather.

Dr Abbasi expressed these views while talking to a delegation which called on him under the leadership of Ahmad Nawaz Anjum in Lahore today. GM Malik, Touqir Gillani, Iftikhar Bukhari and Farhat Hussain Shah were also present on the occasion.

He said that the ruling elite was not moved by the poor plight of the masses and they needed to launch a peaceful struggle to bring about improvement in the electoral system, which would enable them to elect truly representative leadership. He said that without changing the way governance is carried out, nothing is going to change and the people would continue to face problems.