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K-Electric increases power tariff

New rates will be implemented from next month

SAMAA | - Posted: May 29, 2019 | Last Updated: 3 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: May 29, 2019 | Last Updated: 3 years ago

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If you consume more than 300 units of electricity, your expenses are going to increase soon.

After NEPRA’s approval, K-Electric has decided to increase its charges. However, there will be no changes in the rates for those who consume less than 300 units of electricity.

Those consuming 301-700 units will have to pay a rate of Rs17.60 per unit. The rate of consuming more than 700 units will be Rs20.70.

The rates will also increase to Rs21.60 in peak hours for people who consume more than 700 units. Peak hours are between 6:30 pm to 10pm.

The new rates will be implemented from next month.

Nepra has also removed additional charges of Rs15.5 from your electricity bill. Meter rent of Rs7.5 and bank charges of Rs8 will not be deducted from next month.

According to K-Electric, the revised applicable tariff for is notified by the Ministry of Energy (Power Division). The revision is in line with the consumer-end tariff charged under the uniform tariff policy applicable across Pakistan. Moreover, no increase has been made in the rates for residential consumers having consumption up to 300 units, the power utility said in a press statement.

An earlier version of this story incorrectly mentioned that there will be no changes for users consuming less than 100 units of electricity. This has been updated to reflect the correct figure. The error is regretted. 

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9 Comments

  1. Anonymous  May 29, 2019 11:55 pm/ Reply

    Our Govt and Military Keep Building Bombs and Missiles, but give no favor to Public.
    Every Govt applies High Charges of Tax, High Tariffs on Electricity and Fuel prices.

  2. Aam Aaadmi  May 30, 2019 8:52 am/ Reply

    This is murder of the common man. Why can’t we bring the corrupt politicians to justice and recover the looted money from them instead of penalizing the public. Pakistan will never change.

  3. Anonymous  May 30, 2019 10:05 am/ Reply

    This is NOT murder of the common man but rich man who uses air conditioner . get habitual to pay the amount electricity generated
    Although Why can’t we bring the corrupt politicians to justice and recover the looted money from them instead of penalizing the public. Pakistan will never change

  4. mustafa  May 30, 2019 10:06 am/ Reply

    This is NOT murder of the common man but for rich man uses air conditioner .

  5. Mudassir  May 30, 2019 10:56 am/ Reply

    Naya Pakistan mein aik or gift aghr ab bhe hum bhr na nikle tu jeena mushkil ho jaiga

  6. Syed TariqAleem  June 19, 2019 6:51 am/ Reply

    What are the benefits for people paying incometax, salestax,propertytax, motorvehicle tax and several other taxes regularly on their earnings so they have right to use AC’s luxurious items etc noone have aright to say don’t use or why anyone using these things.Please prepare a plan for the peoples of Pakistan pay something to public instead of applying TAXES and TAXES,Everyone will face the death don’t forget

  7. Muhammad shoaib  June 20, 2019 9:51 am/ Reply

    300 units is nothing , they should increase the rate after 500 units , bhai kisi k gher AC nhi bhi ho or woh 2 kamrey k ghar me rahta ho 80 yard ka ghar ho, 300 units sy zyada bill to zaroor aye ga, inko units 500 k baad 20rs kertey or 700 k baad 25rs kerty or 1000 k baad 30 rs kerna chahiye tha , ye seedha saadha sirf ghareeb awaam ko hi lota ja raha hy , uper sy naya concept time of use ka bhi le aye. pakistan kabhi nhi badely ga yaha hamesha salaried person ki nuqsaan hoti hai

  8. usama khalid  July 30, 2019 7:55 am/ Reply

    great, niazi supporters would get a taste of their own medicine

  9. Waseem Akhtar  August 8, 2019 8:00 am/ Reply

    General Sales Tax kitna ha ??

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