IS­LAM­ABAD

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

Na­tional Power Reg­u­la­tory Author­ity (NEPRA) has jacked up power tar­iff by Rs 1.55 per unit. The power distri­bu­tion com­pa­nies had filed ap­pli­ca­tion with NEPRA seek­ing en­hance­ment in power tar­iff. They had taken the plea through this ap­pli­ca­tion that power was gen­er­ated through the mode of diesel at the rate of Rs 21 per unit dur­ing the month of Jan­uary, Rs 16 per unit through fur­nace oil and Rs 5 per unit through gas. This way a sum of Rs 63 bil­lion were in­curred on power gen­er­a­tion in Jan­uary, The cost of line losses at the rate of paisas 27 per unit and the amount of bonus dis­bursed among the em­ploy­ees of the com­pa­nies have also been made part of the tar­iff.

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