On Tuesday, the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority—NEPRA has approved an increase in the electricity prices by 55 paisa per unit.
The decision is made under the fuel price adjustment for the month of April. An extra burden of Rs.5.20 billion would be placed on the consumers after the prices are increased.
As per NEPRA, in the month of April, the Re-Liquefied Natural Gas—RLNG based power plants were not used.
As per the Central Power Purchasing Agency—CPPA, 22.94percent electricity was generated from the hydel resources in the month of April 18.24percent from local gas, 10.34percent from coal, 7.67percent from atomic resources and 30.83percent from the imported liquefied natural gas (LNG).
The increase in the electricity prices would not be charged from the K-Electric, lifeline and agricultural consumers.
Besides them, all other consumers would be charged the increased electricity prices in their bills for the upcoming month.
On the other hand, Ufone has also increased prices of its immensely popular Super cards. These cards/packages were introduced by the telecom company for the first time in 2014 under the theme of “Befikri”.