Govt allows NEPRA to increase electricity tariff by Rs1.39 per unit from November

October 15, 2021: Minister for Energy Hammad Azhar says the government has allowed NEPRA to increase electricity tariff by 1.39 rupees per unit from the next month.

Addressing a news conference along with Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib in Islamabad on Friday, he said NEPRA had recommended an increase of 3.5 rupees per unit in March.  

The Energy Minister said 46 percent of domestic consumers using less than 200 units will not be affected by this increase. He said the rise in tariff will also not have any impact on the industrial package.

He said the government had to increase the electricity tariff because of the costly powerhouses installed by the last government.

The Minister said the government has been making efforts to reduce circular debt.

Radio Pakistan

 

Posted on: 2021-10-15T18:09:41+05:00

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