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
Asian Development Bank may finance smart meters
During a meeting between Federal Water and Power minister, Khawaja Asif, and Asian Development Bank delegation, it was proposed that if the Asian Development Bank, ADB, can finance smart meters installation in Pakistan. The ADB is already financing Jamshoro coal plant project and is considering financing the second unit... 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
Sindh government asked to clear dues
The federal government has asked the Sindh government to clear its dues of Rs 60 billion which will help reduce load-shedding. The government had promised not to conduct load shedding during Sehr, Iftar, and Taraveeh times, but it has failed to live up to its promises. The government searching... Read more
Check your WAPDA Electricity bill online for this month
Did you know that you could view an online copy of your current month’s electricity bill? As trivial as it may sound, majority of the people are unaware that such a facility exists for Pakistani consumers for their WAPDA bill. This is an extremely useful resource considering that consumers... Read more
Audit Report lets Ministry and DISCOs off the Hook in Overbilling
Electricity bills and Pakistani consumers do not make a happy story. Overbilling has been an issue in the country for decades. However the exorbitant and unbelievably high bills and that too in the summer months when load shedding was at its peak, had led to mass protests and demonstrations... Read more