Government set to raise power tariff by up to Rs5 per unit

Day time domestic usage rates set to go up to Rs8.59 per unit, night time rates to climb to Rs14.70.


Web Desk July 09, 2013
NEPRA to sanction increase in rates of Rs. 3-5 per unit. PHOTO: FILE.

LAHORE: As the government struggles to come to grips withe the rising power shortfall and the bulging circular debt, it has suggested the power regulatory body to raise tariffs by up to Rs5 per unit, Express News reported on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, the government asked the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) to increase power tariffs Rs3-5 per unit.

The higher tariff promises the government an additional revenue of Rs600 billion.

Currently, the government charges Rs6 per unit from household during day time. This is due to go up to Rs8.59 per unit. For night time consumption, the charge is expected to go up from the current charge of Rs13 to Rs14.70.

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COMMENTS (8)

Arif | 7 years ago | Reply

My proposal to finish the following unjustified collections from domestic electricity bills:

1-TV License fee: As no body see the PTV stations, and we pay for cable network, this amount shall be collected from cable owners and most probably I think that this will be already being collected by another means. Why they are collecting amount twice for the same provision. 2-Neelum Jehlum Surcharge: Why this collection only for Nelum Jehlum project, it will be un-justification not to collect for other projects afterward. 3-Purchase tax (which is not general sale tax): It is surprising term of sale tax when we are the consumers of electricity and not selling the energy.

Incognito | 7 years ago | Reply

Will kill the poor Awam!

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