Islamabad: Minister for States and Frontier Regions Abdul Qadir Baloch said petroleum prices in Pakistan are still the lowest in South Asia.

He rejected the impression that petroleum prices are decreasing in the international market, while the same are being increased in Pakistan.

Responding to a calling attention notice, he said that increase or decrease in the petroleum prices in the international market are passed on the general public.

The Minister said petroleum prices are revised on monthly basis in light of the commodity prices in the global market.

Meanwhile, the Senate passed two bills. These are: “The Corporate Rehabilitation Bill, 2018” moved by Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Shaikh Aftab Ahmed and “The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2017” moved by Karim Ahmed Khawaja and others.

The first bill is aimed at rehabilitation and re-organization of distressed corporate entities, while the second one provides for protection, relief and rehabilitation of rights of the transgender persons and their welfare and for matters connected there with and incidental thereto.