Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi says the increase in prices of petroleum products has been made due to the rise of prices in the international market.

Talking to media in Multan on Sunday he, however, said prices of petroleum products in Pakistan are less as compared to regional countries.

The Foreign Minister said that politician or parties who are levelling allegations against PTI government for contacting IMF also did the same and borrowed from IMF in their tenures.

He said Advisor on finance will take cabinet and public into confidence on negotiations with IMF.

The Foreign Minister said that the speaker National Assembly has called a meeting on the issue of nomination of Rana Tanvir as chairman Public Accounts Committee.

He said that if the health of Shehbaz Sharif does not allow him to perform as Chairman PAC then how he will keep the office of the leader of the Opposition.

He said PPP and a group of PML-N have also shown reservations on current PML N nominations.

To a question, the Foreign Minister said Asad Umar is an important leader of PTI and we will utilize his services for the country and party.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi said PML-Q has no reservations about new local bodies act and some people are trying to give it a colour.