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Pakistan govt to increase power tariff by Rs1.95 per unit

Minister blames the hike on former governments

SAMAA | - Posted: Jan 21, 2021 | Last Updated: 1 month ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Jan 21, 2021 | Last Updated: 1 month ago
Pakistan govt to increase power tariff by Rs1.95 per unit

Photo: AFP

The federal government will be increasing power tariff by Rs1.95 per unit, Energy Minister Omar Ayub announced Thursday.

Ayub made the announcement at a joint press conference in Islamabad with Planning Minister Asad Umar and PM’s aide Tabish Gauhar.

But the energy minister didn’t specify a date for the increase in power tariff. He blamed the past governments for the hike.

“Power generation is 43% expensive because of the PML-N,” the energy minister said. “The Nawaz-league signed malicious agreements.”

Ayub, who was the finance minister in the PML-N tenure, said the former government “laid landmines”.

“They left a deficit that has to be paid,” he said. “We inherited Rs227 billion deficit until 2019.”

About the January 9 power breakdown, the minister said eight such breakdowns hit the country in the tenure of the former government.

“Breakdowns occur in major, developed countries as well,” he added.

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