Govt considers dropping power tariff hike for protected consumers

PM Shehbaz called for federal cabinet meeting tomorrow to ensure essential electricity services remain affordable


News Desk July 09, 2024
PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD:

The federal government has proposed to withdraw the recent electricity price hike for consumers using up to 200 units per month, according to sources.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has directed the federal cabinet to urgently approve the summary of this proposal, aimed at providing relief to consumers using up to 200 units per month from July to September 2024.

The federal government will provide a subsidy of approximately Rs50 billion to give relief on the tariffs.

Previously, the federal cabinet had approved an increase of up to 7.12 rupees per unit in the base electricity tariff, which was set to take effect from July 1, 2024.

PM Shehbaz has called for a federal cabinet meeting to be held tomorrow.

The meeting will focus on approving the relief measures for electricity consumers and reviewing the overall economic situation.

Moreover, the proposal aims to alleviate the financial burden on low and middle-income households, ensuring that essential electricity services remain affordable for all segments of the population.

COMMENTS (1)

Musab | 1 week ago | Reply Political stunt. IESCO LESCO etc does not take reading for 30 days. They take reading on 31 or 32 day from earlier bill so that units increase beyond 200 unis. Moreover why charge a person at higher rate for next 6 months even if he uses less than or upto 200 units. May Allah protect Pakistan from hypocrites and traitors Aameen
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