Electricity prices may go up by 21 paisa



Electricity prices may go up by 21 paisa per unit further as the Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA) on Saturday filed an application in the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) for hike in the rates under the monthly fuel adjustment.

The NEPRA will hear the petition on September 29, 2022. In its petition, the CPPA said that over 13 billion units of electricity was produced in the last month of August at the cost of Rs137 billion.

Elaborating further, it said that most expensive electricity was produced from the furnace oil whose cost stood at Rs35 per unit followed by the electricity produced from the LNG which cost Rs24 per unit.

Similarly, the cost of production from coal stood at Rs20 per unit. It was further stated in the petition that electricity was imported from Iran at the cost of Rs20 per unit.

The CPPA informed that Rs27 per unit of electricity went out of the system due to line losses.

SHO arrested for tempering record in honour killing case

Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested station house officer (SHO) Athar Maher in Sukkur for tempering evidence and booking opponents in an honour killing case of a woman.

The incident occurred within the remits of Raza Goth police station in Sukkur where a woman was murdered in the name of honour.

A committee formed to probe the matter by SSP Sukkur revealed that SHO of the area in connivance with the suspects not only tempered the evidence of the honour killing case but also knowingly blamed the opponents in it.

Another case was registered against SHO Athar Maher and three others as the police arrested the former. “We are also conducting raids to arrest other suspects in the case,” the police said.

Incidents of men and women being killed in the name of honour have been reported previously and in one such incident in the city in 2019, police claimed to have arrested a man for burying his wife alive on the pretext of ‘Karo-kari’ in Sukkur.

Police said that the suspect, Jamal Khan Shambani, had reportedly buried his wife alive one month ago in Salehpat area of Sukkur as he had suspicion about her character. The officials said that after killing wife, the suspect had managed to escape from the scene.

Interestingly, the suspect was apprehended in another case but during the interrogation, he revealed about the dreadful crime, said the police.

The officials further said that Shambani’s father and brother had already been imprisoned over their alleged involvement in the murder.


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