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Relief for masses as govt withdraws increase in power tariff up to 200 units

Relief for masses as govt withdraws increase in power tariff up to 200 units
July 9, 2024 Web Desk

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - The government on Tuesday withdrew the increase in the power tariff up to 200 units, giving a relief to the masses stricken by the inflation and hefty bills.

The federal cabinet granted approval on the directions of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif through a circulation summary.

The relief has been given in the bills for July, August and September. The consumers will get a subsidy of Rs 50 billion. The power tariff of Rs3.95 per unit will remain unchanged for lifeline consumers up to 50 units, while rate for consumers using from 51-100 units will be Rs7.74.

Earlier, the federal cabinet had approved the increase of Rs 7.12 per unit in the basic tariff.