Clarification – No increase in tariff made

Islamabad, June 30, 2015 (PPI-OT):Spokesman of the Ministry of Water and Power while referring to the news report of a news channels regarding increase of Rs.3 per unit in electricity tariff due to imposition of new surcharges including Neelum Jhelum surcharge, clarified that no such increase has been made and the news is baseless and misleading.

The Spokesman said that no new surcharge has been imposed and the Neelum Jhelum surcharge very well to everyone. The Spokesman while referring to the earlier press releases of the Ministry of Water and Power and Finance Division said that there will be no increase in tariff for the consumers.

He said that the report even missed a very important point that for consumers between 200-300 units even the tariff has been reduced as compared to last year. The Spokesman said that as such the tariff remain at the same level as it was before the current notification.

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Haji Ahmed Malik
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