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Power tariff up by 5.5pc, hike in petrol prices

kesc latest newsPakistan News: Power tariff up by 5.5pc, hike in petrol prices. After the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority approved on Thursday an increase of 5.5 per cent (33 paisa per unit) in the power tariff, a senior finance ministry official said the government was considering raising petroleum prices by up to 16 per cent (Rs10 per litre) from March 1 because of a surge in international oil market.

Nepra allowed the increase in electricity rates of all distribution companies of Wapda for the month of January on account of the monthly fuel adjustment. The new rates to be charged from consumers for the current billing month, would not apply to lifeline consumers using less than 50 units per month and those of the Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC), a Nepra official told.

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