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ISLAMABAD: The prices of the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) have been raised in the country for the third time within a span of four days.

The Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) announced an increase of Rs6 per kilogram in the prices of LPG cylinders.

After the recent increase, Rs71.93 would be charged more on the household cylinder while commercial cylinder prices would go up by Rs276.75.

Folliowing the increment, the price of LPG has hiked to Rs155 per kg.

Domestic cylinder's price has surged to Rs1829, where as the price of commercial cylinder has risen to Rs7037.

The LPG prices were raised to Rs 170 in Gilgit Baltistan as commercial cylinders would be now available in the region at Rs7720 and a domestic cylinder at Rs2000.

Irfan Khokhar, head of the LPG Association, said the price increase is due to a disruption in LNG supplies via road networks. Khokhar has asked the petroleum division to reconsider its LPG policy.

Khokar has announced to go on strike on June 30 against the decision and said that they would cut the supply of LPG across the country.