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Cabinet approves up to Rs1.68 per unit tariff increase in electricity prices


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ISLAMABAD: – Federal Cabinet on Friday has approved an increase of up to Rs1.68 per unit in electricity prices.

According to sources, the price hike has been carried out in the wake of quarterly tariff adjustment. The cabinet approved the increase in power cost through circulation summary.

Political Reactions

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president and opposition leader in National Assembly (NA) Shehbaz Sharif has termed the increase in tax and electricity and petrol prices as mini budget.

In a statement, the PML-N leader said he had earlier predicted that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government will soon unveil mini budget and here it comes. It has been proved that the government has misguided the nation on budget, he added.

Shehbaz Sharif alleged Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan of sacrificing economy and people of Pakistan on the directions of International Monetary Fund (IMF). Imran Khan is cruel, corrupt and incompetent leader, he asserted.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Sherry Rehman, in a reaction, has expressed concerns over the hike in electricity prices.

The PPP leader said that the government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is planning to create problems for poverty-stricken people.

The general masses will always remember that Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan gives approval for prices hike by himself, she added.

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