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PM Calls Emergency Meeting Over Inflated Electricity Bills


LAHORE MIRROR – Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar has summoned an emergency meeting on Sunday in Islamabad over the price of electricity and consumers’ bills.

The prime minister has directed the Ministry of Energy and the power distribution companies to present a detailed briefing over the issue, PM Office Media Wing said in a press release on Saturday.

The meeting would mull over the provision of maximum relief to the masses over electricity bills.

Separately, on his X handle, the prime minister posted that he summoned an emergency meeting over these issues in the PM House and would hold consultations to provide maximum relief to power consumers.

Many power consumers in cities across the country including Karachi, Rawalpindi Peshawar, and Gujranawala have complained about receiving exorbitant power bills.

There have been protests in various cities consumers have blocked roads, set fire to power bills, and announced they would challenge the injustice by the public utility in court.

Last month, the power regulator NEPRA raised the national average tariff by around Rs5 per unit, pushing the base unit power tariff from Rs24.82 to Rs29.78. On August 22, the government sought to raise the power rate by Rs3.55 per unit.