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Monthly gas meter rent increased from Rs 20 to 40

ISLAMABAD: The monthly rent of gas meters has also been increased from Rs 20 to Rs 40 as the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) approved the collection of Rs 22 billion from customers in the name of gas development surcharge.

The ECC meeting was held in Islamabad under the chairmanship of Finance Advisor Hafeez Sheikh today and ECC has increased the monthly rent of gas meters from Rs 20 to Rs 40 and also decided to collect the remaining dues of gas infrastructure development cess from them.

During the meeting, it was decided to collect one-third of the remaining GIDC dues, Rs 22 billion to be exact. The Golden Handshake Plan for Steel Mills Employees was also approved, for which the ECC approved funds of Rs 19.65 billion.

49 percent of employees of Steel Mills will receive the Golden Handshake. ECC also sanctioned Rs 11.6 billion for payment of dues to non-petitioner employees of Steel Mills.

Earlier, the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) had rejected a summary of gas tariff and deferred it for the next session.


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