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Govt can’t reduce electricity tariff under IMF contract: Power Division


LAHORE MIRROR — Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar is scheduled to chair another meeting today regarding possible relief to the masses in electricity bills.

NEPRA, the Power Division and DISCOs will give a briefing on the possible relief, electricity theft, losses and recoveries.

The public response to inflated bills will also be taken into consideration during the meeting. A briefing will also be given on taxes, surcharge issues and their solutions.

Earlier, PM Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar Sunday here said solid measures should be presented to him in the next 48 hours for reduction in increased electricity bills. He was chairing a meeting on the increase in electricity bills, power theft, and problems in the power sector. He was given a detailed briefing on the increase in electricity bills of July. He said no step would be taken in haste to avoid harm to the country.

Protests Spark Across Pakistan Against Skyrocketing Electricity Bills

 The nationwide protests were ignited in Pakistan as individuals took to the streets to express their discontent over the rapidly escalating electricity bills, as reported by national television channels.

Protests and rallies were staged outside distribution company offices in various cities nationwide. In Karachi, traders and members of Jamaat-e-Islami gathered in front of K-Electric, demanding a rollback of the recent electricity price hikes.

Traders also warned that markets would be designated as ‘No-go areas’ for K-Electric staff if the price hike is not reversed.

Protests were also staged in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Multan, Rahim Yar Khan, Gujranwala, Narowal, Kasur, Attock, Sargodha, Peshawar, Haripur, and many other cities across the country.