ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan on Monday increased natural gas prices by up to 20 percent, Petroleum Minister Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said, to help bridge a 152 billion rupee deficit for the two main suppliers - Sui Northern and Sui Southern.
“It was a tough decision for us to take,” he said.
He blamed the deficit on the policies of the last government of now-jailed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
Reporting by Asif Shahzad; Editing by Nick macfie
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