Cabinet didn't approve Rs7.91 hike in power tariff: Khurram Dastagir
Cabinet didn’t approve Rs7.91 hike in power tariff
ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Federal Minister for Energy Khurram Dastagir on Wednesday while rejecting the speculations, said that the cabinet didn’t approve recommendation of NEPRA to increase the price of electricity by Rs7.91.
Addressing a press conference in Islamabad on Wednesday, he said that following current rain spell, electricity supply situation has improved as Tarbela dam is at its optimal production of 3,684 megawatts electricity as compared to only 1100 MW on 1st of this month.
He said there is an average electricity shortfall of 4000 to 5000 MW.
Dastgir went on to say that refuelling of K2 nuclear power plant is underway and will be completed soon adding 1100 MW electricity in the national grid. He said this will further reduce load shedding in the country.
The minister refuted the speculations about increase in price of electricity saying the government has not increased prices so far though there was proposal from NEPRA.