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Nepra approves hike in tariff as member advises praying for betterment

Around Rs144.69 billion will be collected in terms of quarterly adjustment
A worker of Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO) climbs up a high-voltage pylon in Peshawar, Pakistan August 7, 2017 - REUTERS
A worker of Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO) climbs up a high-voltage pylon in Peshawar, Pakistan August 7, 2017 - REUTERS

The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has approved a hike of Rs5.40 per unit in the power tariff.

The authority conducted the hearing on the Discos’ application on Wednesday in which they requested to collect an additional Rs144.69 billion in terms of quarterly adjustment. The increase in the FCA will be shown in the fourth quarter of the fiscal year 2022-23.

However, the hike is not applicable to the lifeline consumers of K-Electric. The detailed judgment will be released later.

Meanwhile, Nepra member Rafique Shaikh said that the members of the authorities also pay bills just like other consumers. “Pray Allah to make it better.”

Read: Those using up to 200 units per month will be exempted from tariff hike: PM Shehbaz

The latest hike in the power tariff comes soon after the Nepra on July 26, approved an increase in the basic electricity tariff by Rs7.50 per unit from July 1.

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