The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority—NEPRA has permitted to increase the power tariff by 10paisa per unit for consumers under the fuel adjustment system for the month of May.
The surge in power tariff would be placed as an extra load of Rs.1.2 billion on consumers, but, K-electric, lifeline and the agricultural consumers have been evicted from this surge.
The power tariff increase has come as the government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has suggested its first budget for the financial year 2019-20 with an outlay of Rs.7.02 trillion.
The government for the protection of the vulnerable segments of the society has announced that a subsidy of Rs.216 million is charged for 75percent consumers using less than 300 units of electricity.
The yearly development plan also predicted the upgradation of the power transmission and distribution system for reducing the line losses and for checking the power theft.
On the other hand, government is likely to tighten the screening of the international passengers.
The passengers travelling abroad would be required to provide the complete details of the items they are carrying.