The government has made solid measures to ward off masses from inflationary pressure, providing over 20 billion rupees in subsidy on the petroleum price increases.

According to official sources the government kept prices of petroleum products either unchanged or decreased in nearly eight months during the last year.

The sources also said the government is successfully going ahead with its plan to augment energy supplies. First shipment of 200 mmcfd (million cubic feet per day) of Liquified Natural Gas would be added to the system in a year.

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