Citizens of Pakistan have been facing load shedding for consecutive long hours. Despite the frequent power outage, NEPRA (National Electric Power Regulatory Authority) has approved an increase in electricity prices. As per NEPRA, an increase of Rs 1.55 per unit has been given for the last financial year.
The new charges will be applied from July, the summary has been sent to the federal government. However, the hike in electricity charges will not apply to K-Electric customers.
As the approval gets accepted from the federal government, charges of Rs 45 billion including GST will be applied with an increase of Rs1.55 per unit in bills.
NEPRA notified an increase on Thursday in the power tariff by Rs 9.5180 per unit on fuel charges adjustment (FCA). For May 2022, FCA will be charged for a bill in July and August 2022, that have to be paid by all consumers. The increase will cost Rs 22 billion to customers including GST.