Social media posts falsely claim Pakistan government hiked petrol prices in March 2021

Published on 04/03/2021 at 07:10

Multiple posts on Facebook and Twitter claim the Pakistani government raised petrol and diesel prices on March 1, 2021. The claim is false. In February 2021, Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan decided to maintain current petrol and diesel rates despite a recommendation from the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority to increase prices, his advisor said in a tweet on February 28, 2021.