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How to decrease your electricity bill as K-Electric increases tariffs

A layperson’s guide to the Time of Use tariff

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July 5, 2019


K-Electric increases power tariff

New rates will be implemented from next month

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May 29, 2019


US to respond to concerns over trade policy at G20: official

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will have the opportunity to address concerns about Washington’s trade policies during a meeting of the world’s leading finance ministers this weekend, a senior Treasury official said Tuesday. However, the official said Mnuchin has no plans for a separate meeting with Chinese officials to try to resolve the trade conflict…

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July 18, 2018


Trump threatens China with new tariffs on $200 billion in goods

U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Monday to impose a 10 percent tariff on $200 billion of Chinese goods, prompting a swift warning from Beijing of retaliation, as the trade conflict between the world’s two biggest economies quickly escalated. In a statement, Trump said he had asked U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to identify the…

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June 19, 2018


Trump links tariffs to ‘fair’ NAFTA deal

Washington: US President Donald Trump said Monday he would only scrap planned tariffs on aluminum and steel if a “new & fair” deal to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement is reached. In a series of tweets, Trump linked the tariffs — which sparked a fierce global response last week following their surprise announcement…

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March 5, 2018


PM Abbasi rules out devaluation, but will cut ‘unnecessary’ imports

NEW YORK: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has scotched speculation of devaluation of the rupee, saying his government is instead looking to curb imports through tariffs and help boost local production. “Devaluation is our option, theoretically, even though it should incentivize exports but in reality it doesn’t,” Abbasi said in an interview with Bloomberg News,…

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August 28, 2017


Power tariff cut by Rs3.24 per unit

ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) on Tuesday approved a cut in power tariff by Rs3.24 per unit, Samaa reported. A Nepra official said that the tariff has been revised downward under the head of monthly fuel adjustment charges for the month of December. The official said that power consumers will get the…

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February 17, 2015


PM announces cut in electricity tariff

PESHAWAR: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced Friday reduction in electricity tariff by as much as Rs2.32 per unit, Samaa reported. Talking to media here after meeting ANP leader Bashir Bilour, the prime minister said that domestic prices of the various petroleum products would also be reduced further from the coming month. “We are working day…

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December 12, 2014


Govt hints at big power tariff cut within days

ISLAMABAD: Spokesman to the Prime Minister Dr Musadik Malik Thursday said that the government was all set to decrease electricity tariff significantly within a couple of days, Samaa reported. “Recently, we brought down the oil prices twice and now, within a day or two, a significant cut in power prices will be announced,” the spokesman…

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December 11, 2014


PM orders 46-paisa cut in power tariff

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has ordered a 46-paisa per unit cut in electricity tariff, Samaa reports. The federal ministry of water and power said that the reduction would be made under the monthly fuel adjustment head for the month of October. The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority would soon issue a notification in this…

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November 22, 2014


Nepra notifies 52-paisa hike in power tariff

ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) on Wednesday notified 52-paisa per unit increase in power tariff, Samaa reports. Surprisingly, the latest increase was notified under the fuel adjustment head at a time when international oil prices are on a declining trend. As per the notification domestic users consuming less than 50 units a…

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November 5, 2014


NEPRA cuts power tariff by 8 paisa a unit

ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) today accorded its approval to slash electricity tariff by eight paisa per unit. According to the regulatory authority, power tariff has been reduced due to monthly fuel adjustment and that it will not be applicable for life line and KESC consumers. It said that power consumers would…

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July 23, 2014


Government Antics: Petrol Up & Inflation Down

On March 11th, when finance minister Ishaq Dar gave us the glad tidings that rupee appreciation against dollar will help ease inflation, many of us felt pregnant with hope. However, the “good news” turned out to be a hoax played by the government to challenge common man’s sensibilities or perhaps soothe him from one end…

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March 14, 2014


KESC to hike power tariff by up to Rs3.98/unit for domestic users

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Karachi Electric Supply Corp. (KESC) has been allowed to raise tariff for its domestic consumers by as much as Rs3.98 per unit, SAMAA reports.According to sources in the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA), a decision has been taken to increase KESC tariff for its domestic consumers with retrospective effect from October 2013.Sources…

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November 20, 2013


NEPRA approves power tariff raise up to Rs. 16 per unit

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has approved raise in power tariff up to Rs. 16 per unit after accepting government’s summary on price hike of the electricity on Friday, SAMAA reports.A notification of new increased power prices has been issued by the NEPRA this day on request of the federal government.NEPRA…

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October 11, 2013


Federal govt withdraws notification on power tariff hike

Web DeskISLAMABAD: The federal government on Friday informed the Supreme Court of Pakistan that it has withdrawn a recent notification on power tariff hike, SAMAA reports.Attorney General Munir A Malik submitted a written reply over the notification on behalf of the government before the three-member bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar…

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October 4, 2013


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…

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October 2, 2013


Supreme Court may strike down power tariff hike

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) on Tuesday took notice of a sharp increase in electricity tariff announced by the government yesterday. In his remarks, Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said those who pay the bill are being further burdened with high tariff. He said all cases will be adjourned, but the court…

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October 1, 2013


CCI approves five-year power policy; industrial, commercial consumers’ tariff mounts

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: The Council of Common Interest (CCI) has given approval of power policy for next five years today and now industrial and commercial consumers’ power tariff will mount by Rs. 2 to 3 per unit from tomorrow, SAMAA reports.Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired a meeting of the Council of Common Interest (CCI) in Islamabad…

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July 31, 2013


NEPRA decreases power tariff by Rs1.15 per unit

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has approved a decrease of Rs. 1.15 per unit in the power tariff for power companies on account of fuel adjustment, SAMAA reports on Wednesday.The decrease in power tarrif has been approved for the month of June, and would not be applicable on KESC consumers.The approval…

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July 10, 2013


NEPRA approves increase in power tariff by Rs1.12 per unit

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has given approval for increase in electricity tariff by Rs1.12 per unit, SAMAA reports on Wednesday.The price was increased on account of fuel adjustment for the month of May. It would be applicable on all the power distribution companies except the Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC)….

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June 19, 2013