Increase in K-Electric’s tariff affects majority of consumers
K-Electric, on recommendation by the Ministry of Water and Power, has increased the tariff rate for its consumers. The Ministry had passed a regulation in mid-July, in accordance with IMF’s condition, to increase the tariff. The condition states that the government should withdraw any power subsidies it is offering... Read more
Understanding Your Electricity Bill in Pakistan
If you’re amongst two-thirds (68% to be exact) of the population that has access to electricity in Pakistan, then you most certainly receive a monthly electricity bill. This piece of paper, also commonly known as the WAPDA bill, has been full of surprises over the last year for many consumers who... Read more
Nepra reduces tariff for distribution companies
The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority, Nepra, agreed on Thursday to reduce electricity tariff for power distribution companies by Rs 2.68 per unit. The Central Power Purchasing Agency, CPPA, had earlier filed a request to reduce electricity tariff due to low oil prices worldwide. You can read more at:... Read more
The government has announced an amnesty scheme for electricity bill defaulters to encourage defaulters to pay the outstanding dues. The scheme was originally going to waive 50% of the bill if it was paid by July, 40% by August, and 30% by September. The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) gave... Read more
Consumers fooled into paying 80% more in electricity bills
A recent news item showed how billions of rupees have been generated by overcharging electricity consumers across the country. In a recent interview Khawaja Asif, the Federal Minister for Power and Water stated that the government had conducted an audit on the issue of electricity overbilling that had been faced by... Read more
The Story of Shahid: Another Victim of Excessive Electricity Overbilling
The story of Shahid, a poor resident of Chakray in Rawalpindi who makes a living by cleaning people’s homes, is similar to many other deprived people who’ve borne the brunt of government corruption and inflated electricity bills. The government recently claimed that it had conducted an investigation and audit... Read more
What are Hybrid Heaters and How They Save Your Gas Bill by 60%
With winters around the corner and gas shortages at an all time high, many people across the country are left wondering what to do. One option is electric heaters but with the rising electricity tariffs coupled with the high energy consumption rate of these heaters, few can afford to... Read more