Shaikh-ul-Islam Mawlana Abdol-Hamid objected the recent Iranian government decision of rising petrol price in Friday prayer speech of November 22, 2019 and said that the majority of people had denied the official decision.
Mawlana Abdol-Hamid said: “Raising the price of petrol in a situation that public was facing pressures from financial crises and economic sanctions imposed by the US was contrary to the interests of the country. The decision has been opposed by most of the people all over the country.”
President of Darululoom Zahedan said experts had not considered the economic situation of the country comprehensively to give correct information to the rulers to make a decision which benefits both public and government.
The Iranian Sunni leader objected the approval of rising petrol prices in Iran and said: “Today Iran faces cruel sanctions and economic problems that require officials to be more careful in making decisions.”
Mawlana Abdol-Hamid questioned: “Why the experts have not considered public’s economic situation?” He said that they could offer a price tolerable for common people.
He said: “However the officials have advised and ordered that the price of goods should not go up; but in fact the prices which are associated with oil are rising.”
Mawlana Abdol-Hamid expressed his hope that authorities would consider public’s interests in every decision. He called the government to review the petrol price decision and said: “As a well-wisher, I recommend officials to review their recent decision about the price of petrol and reduce it.”