Islamabad: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Tuesday welcomed the announcement by Punjab Cheif Minister Hamza Shahbaz to provide free electricity for households up to 100 units.
In a tweet, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said “protecting the poorest from the effects of difficult economic conditions has been our top priority since day one”.
“The Chief Minister of Punjab is very welcome to announce free supply of electricity to the households using up to 100 units per month.”
پہلے دن سےغریب ترین طبقے کو مشکل معاشی حالات کے اثر سےبچانا ہماری اولین ترجیح رہی ہے۔وزیر اعلٰی پنجاب کا ماہانہ 100 یونٹس تک استعمال کرنے والےخاندانوں کے لیے بجلی کی مفت فراہمی کا اعلان نہایت خوش آئند ہے۔معاشی حالات بہتر ہوتے ساتھ ہی ہم آپ کو مزیدسہولیات فراہم کریں گے، انشاءاللّہ
— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) July 5, 2022
In addition to this relief package, PM Shehbaz vowed to provide more facilities.
Free electricity for households using up to 100 units: Hamza
Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shahbaz on Monday announced free electricity for households consuming up to 100 units of power in the province, a move which can turn out to be a major relief for the vulnerable segments of the society.
Addressing a press conference in Lahore, the chief minister said that the Punjab government will bear the utility expenses of those consumers who use up to 100 units of electricity.
The government has set aside Rs100 billion for the relief programme which will benefit nine million households. “This will act as an incentive for those who use more than 100 units of electricity to save energy,” said Hamza.