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Government denies withdrawal of notification on power tariff hike

Staff Report ISLAMABAD: Water and Power Ministry has canceled a notification of increase in power tariffs on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s instructions, claimed sources on Wednesday but the government denied it within an hour, SAMAA reports. Following orders of the Supreme Court, the Prime Minister issued instructions to the Water and Power Ministry to cancel...

SAMAA | - Posted: Oct 2, 2013 | Last Updated: 8 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Oct 2, 2013 | Last Updated: 8 years ago

Staff Report ISLAMABAD: Water and Power Ministry has canceled a notification of increase in power tariffs on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s instructions, claimed sources on Wednesday but the government denied it within an hour, SAMAA reports. Following orders of the Supreme Court, the Prime Minister issued instructions to the Water and Power Ministry to cancel the official notification regarding power tariff hike, told sources. Later, a spokesman of the government denied any such development and said that notification has not been cancelled. Government will present its point of view over the power tariff hike in the Supreme Court during the next hearing, added the spokesman. Earlier, sources claimed that a reviewed power tariff will be issued after cancellation of previous notification and the Water and Power Ministry has issued instructions for preparation of new power tariff. The reviewed power tariff will be issued on Friday and it would contain relief for the domestic consumers, said NEPRA sources. – SAMAA

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