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PM Postpones Decision to Hike Power Tariff for KE Consumers

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday postponed the decision to increase the price of electricity for consumers of Karachi Electric Supply Company (K-Electric), sources said.

The decsion was taken in a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Energy chaired by the prime minister.

According to sources, PM Imran Khan directed to postpone the decision to increase the price of electricity for K-Electric consumers after the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) decided to increase the price of electricity for K-Electric consumers by Rs 2.79 per unit.

Giving a detailed briefing to the prime minister on K Electric, it was informed that the federal government has offered additional power from the national grid.

It was informed in the briefing that however, K-Electric s system cannot take more than 720 MW of electricity. The power distributing company was provided 4500 tons of furnace oil and also offered another 500 tons.

The meeting also reviewed agreement between K-Electric and the government.

PM Imran Khan directed emergency measures to end load shedding in Karachi and said that Karachi should be provided electricity from the national grid till the problems of K-Electric are resolved.