Senate Committee strongly protests soaring energy bills

Senate Committee strongly protests soaring energy bills

Senate Committee strongly protests soaring energy bills

Senate Committee strongly protests soaring energy bills

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Members of the Senate committee also erupted over the high electricity and gas bills, as Bol News reported on Thursday.

In the meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Finance, the members strongly protested against the increase in electricity and gas prices.

Senator Sadia Abbasi said that despite the installation of solar panels, bills are coming up to 150000 rupees, all this is happening because of the IMF.

Senator Kamil Ali Agha said that one servant has a four-marla house and the gas bill has come to Rs 63,000.

It should be noted that gas price has increased for the second time in four months, the burden will also increase on the protected consumers who consume less gas on the condition of IMF.

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Gas prices are likely to increase by Rs 100 per mmbtu for protected customers and Rs 300 per mmbtu for non-protected customers.

An increase of Rs 900 per mmbtu is expected for large gas consumers, the final approval will be taken from the federal cabinet and the increase will be implemented from February 1.

There are also fears that electricity will be expensive in the country, NEPRA  has reserved its decision on the request for quarterly adjustment of electricity distribution companies across the country.

 

 

 

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