Federal government approves electricity tariff hike for Karachi

Federal government on Friday, approved electricity tariff hike for Karachi as the metropolis continues to experience prolonged power outages.

According to details, Economic Coordination Committee (ECC), has permitted K-Electric to increase its tariff rate by Rs 2.89 as part of its quarterly tariff adjustment.

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The development comes as Karachiites are facing prolonged power outages of up to 12 hours. K-Electric, the city’s sole electricity supply company, has cited fuel supply shortage for unscheduled load shedding.

However, SSGC and PSO have denied K-Electric’s claims stating that sufficient gas and oil supply is being provided to the power company.

Prior to this, National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) on June 24, had directed K-Electric to submit a detailed report on the issue of unexplained and unscheduled prolonged power outages in the metropolitan city.