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ISLAMABAD: The implementation process for grant of relief to power consumers over fuel charge adjustment (FCA) as announced by Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif began with the issuance of a notification by the relevant ministry.
According to a notification of the Ministry of Energy (Power Division), Non-ToU domestic, non-protected consumers having 201-300 units consumption would not pay any FCA in August billing month. All the power distribution companies including K-Electric had been directed to implement the decision.
The fuel charge adjustment was added in the electricity bills for the month of August which drew citizens’ protest.
Under the prime minister’s direction, the revised bills were being issued with an extension in due date.
Those consumers who had paid their August bills would get the credit of the FCA amount in their September bills, the notification said.
On Thursday, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif extended the exemption for fuel adjustment charges (FAC) in August’s billing to consumers using 300 units of electricity.
Addressing a meeting of party lawmakers in Islamabad, the prime minister said that the coalition government in first phase announced an exemption to power users consuming 200 units which has now extended to 300 units.