The business community of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa rejects the recent increase in electricity rate of PKR 0.83 per unit. The tariff was finalized by NEPRA.
Despite producing low-cost electricity, KP is purchasing electricity at exorbitant rates, which is completely unfair and unjust to the people of this provinceSherbaz Bilour, President – Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI)
The gradual increase in the price of electricity has not only damaged industrial productivity but has also caused food inflation, which directly affects the poor masses.
President SCCI assured traders that a special committee at the chamber level would be constituted soon to identify issues pertaining to electricity, gas, wedding halls, restaurants, and other businesses affected by the outbreak of COVID19.
The government is increasing the prices of electricity, but the industries are still facing supply issues. Problems of power tripping, low voltage, and load shedding are badly affecting industrial productivitySherbaz Bilour, President – Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI)
Bilour president demanded the federal government to immediately withdraw the recent hike in electricity tariff and to ensure uninterrupted power supply to industries across the province.
Sherbaz Bilour requested the federal government to revoke this recent change in the electricity rate and also provide enough supply to the industries so that they can perform well and contribute in the economy of the country.