Govt to hike power tariff by Rs1.39 per unit

Staff Reporter

The federal government has filed a petition with the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority seeking a hike of Rs1.39 per unit in base power tariff.

Sources having knowledge of the matter told that the government called for a countrywide uniform increase in the base electricity tariff that will permanently put an additional burden on power consumers.

Lifeline consumers and those who use up to 200 units per month will be exempt from the hike.

Nepra will take up the petition on November 2 with intimation notices already issued to all relevant parties. The power regulator will ponder the additional burden the proposed power tariff hike will have on consumers.

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