NEPRA increases power tariff by 10 paisa per unit
ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has allowed an increase of 10 paisa per unit in the power tariff for consumers under the fuel adjustment mechanism for the next month.
The hike in power tariff will put an additional burden of Rs 1.2 billion on consumers; however, it has excluded lifeline, K-electric and agricultural customers from charging.
The power tariff hike comes as the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has proposed its first budget for the fiscal year 2019-20 with an outlay of Rs 7.02 trillion.
On protection of vulnerable segments of society, the government had announced that a subsidy of Rs 216 billion will be earmarked for 75 percent consumers using less than 300 units of electricity.