ISLAMABAD – Pakistanis were taken aback on Tuesday when the National Electric Electricity Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) decided to raise the power bill by Rs2.52 as part of the monthly fuel adjustment. Pakistanis were already overburdened by inflation, rising oil prices, and food prices.

The hike in electricity tariffs will not affect K-Electric customers or lifeline clients, according to an order. According to the NEPRA’s statement, the price increase would take effect on November bills.

The increase in the power rate will cost power consumers billions of rupees more.

The federal government had approved a hike in the electricity tariff by Rs1.68 per unit earlier in October.

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