ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) on Thursday raised the power tariff by one rupee.
Chairman Nepra said that the increase came as a result of the increase in furnace oil price.
The new tariff is expected to be enforced in the coming month’s bills and notifications have been sent to the government for a former approval.
The chairman of Nepra also said that the Ministry of Water and Power should ask the Ministry of Petroleum to increase the quota of gas.
The production of power this month was 6.74 per cent less than that of the corresponding period during 2010.
Load-shedding continues across Pakistan
Load-shedding across the country continued as some parts of the country were without power for 16 to 18 hours in a day.
Lahore is currently facing power trips of up to 12 hours a day, with adjoining areas dealing with 14 hours of load-shedding.
Residents of Rawalpindi are experiencing power outages for one hour after every three hours. Gujarat, Sialkot, Hafizabad and other areas of Southern Punjab are facing power cuts of up to 16 hours.
According to Quetta Electric Supply Corporation (QESCO) load-shedding in Quetta has reached up to eight hours in a day, with rural areas in Balochistan facing up to 14 hours without power.
Electricity shortfall in interior Sindh has exceeded 600 megawatts.
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