November 8, 2019: Energy Minister Omar Ayub Khan says measures are being considered to give relief to industrial and other consumers.
Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Friday, he said electricity consumers were given subsidy of 226 billion rupees in budget.
The Minister said a special subsidy was given to agricultural consumers using less than 300 units of electricity. He said a package of subsidized rates will also be introduced for domestic and commercial consumers.
The Minister said subsidized rate of 11.97 rupees per unit will be available to consumers using additional units.
Omar Ayub Khan said 31.19 percent consumers will avail the subsidized rates.