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Power shortfall increases to 6,000MW amid rising demand

ISLAMABAD: The power shortfall in the country kept increasing as it reached about 6,000 megawatts. As things stand, power demand in the country is 28,500 megawatts while the production lags behind at 22,500 megawatts.

Due to an increase in the demand for power, load-shedding of 4 to 6 hours is being carried out in cities while rural areas have been facing up to 10 hours power outages per day..

On Friday, The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) approved further  Rs7.91 per unit increase in ‘uniform national tariff’ after Pakistan Muslim League (N) led federal government last Tuesday filed a petition with the regulatory body seeking Rs7.91 per unit hike in basic power tariff.

It is worth noting that NEPRA on July 07, had approved in power tariff by Rs7.90 per unit. The increase was made under fuel adjustment charges (FAC) for the month of June.

The tariff increase would generate additional revenue of Rs893 billion in 2022-23 to meet the annual revenue requirement of about Rs2.52 trillion to power companies, excluding KE besides providing a general sales tax of more than Rs425bn to the government.

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