IMF assured of timely power, gas tariffs increase

Demands hike in gas tariff from June 2024 on half-yearly basis

Our Correspondent May 12, 2024
The International Monetary Fund logo is seen during the IMF/World Bank spring meetings in Washington, US, April 21, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE


The government has assured the IMF of timely increase in electricity and gas tariffs. Besides, it has also assured the fund to introduce more economic reforms in the budget, with no new tax amnesty, exemption or concession.

According to sources, IMF has demanded a hike in the gas tariff from June 2024 on a half-yearly basis.

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The fund has demanded to issue the notification of annual rebasing of electricity tariff in 2024-25, review of power purchase agreements and reforms in subsidy of agricultural tube wells.

The lending agency has also demanded an end to electricity theft.


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