Pakistan sells second-most expensive diesel, second cheapest petrol in region
But there are some claims that are verifiable. For example, the government last week stated that petroleum products in Pakistan were the cheapest in the region. The claim, which surprised many given the high amount of tax rates levied on petrol and diesel, was found to be quite the exaggeration.
The price of diesel, which has a huge impact on the local economy given its massive consumption in commercial and industrial output, is second-highest in Pakistan, after India, in the region.
Published in the Express Tribune, 19th February, 2018