The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has condemned the move by the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority’s (NEPRA) to allow the Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) to increase its tariff by Rs1.64 based on fuel adjustment. The MQM Coordination Committee said that the step was against the public interest, especially on the onset of Ramzan.
The committee said that the increase was unfair and the residents of Karachi are already buying electricity at a rate higher than the one set for the entire country, and KESC’s unannounced power cuts had already made Karachi’ites’ lives miserable. The party has appealed to President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf to take back NEPRA’s decision and to end the ‘series’ of unfair measures.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 19th, 2012.
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