MULTAN: The business community of southern Punjab has urged the government to end discrimination in gas and power tariff and introduce uniform energy price across the country to make the business viable in Punjab. Multan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) President Malik Asrar Ahmed Awan said the Punjab government should either secure a uniform energy price from the federal government or bear the price differential. He pointed out that the textile industry in Punjab is paying Rs1300 per mmbtu for RLNG against Rs600 per mmbtu in other provinces. Similarly, the imposition of Rs3.60 per kWh electricity surcharge in the electricity bills is being charged unfairly, which cannot be passed on to the buyers in the international marketplace.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 20th, 2018.
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