Electricity tariff to increase after Eid

Rs3 per unit will be raised for residential consumers, while Rs5 per unit for commercial and industrial consumers.


Web Desk July 09, 2013
Rs3 per unit will be raised for residential consumers, while Rs5 per unit for commercial and industrial consumers. DESIGN: ESSA MALIK

Electricity tariffs will soar even higher after Eidul Fitr when the government bumps up the rates for residential and commercial consumers, Express News reported Tuesday.

The government has made preparations to raise Rs3 per unit for residential consumers, while Rs5 per unit for commercial and industrial consumers. Consumers using 300 units or less will be given subsidies.

The application for the price hike was sent to the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) and notification will be issued after the hearing.

The government said that they recently paid back the circular debt and if the electricity prices are not increased then the elimination of loadshedding will not be possible.

This will help the government generate over Rs650 billion revenue.

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COMMENTS (13)

jamil akhta | 7 years ago | Reply

*is this the soloution to get rid load shedding shame on you mr minister we work hard to elect you in election 2013 and you give this kind of response* how can we run our factories how can we feed our labour plz dont do this do something else for this problem

Aqeel Rana | 7 years ago | Reply

I think Dr. Tahir Ul Qadri was right "Awan se unn kay Jeenay ka Haq bhe cheen liyya jaye ga"

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