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CM Hamza announces free electricity for households consuming up to 100 units

Govt has set aside Rs100 billion for relief programme which will benefit nine million households, says CM Hamza Shahbaz

By Web Desk
July 04, 2022
Chief Minister Punjab Hamza Shahbaz is addressing a press conference in Lahore on July 4, 2022. — Screengrab/Geo News
Chief Minister Punjab Hamza Shahbaz is addressing a press conference in Lahore on July 4, 2022. — Screengrab/Geo News

LAHORE:  Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shahbaz Monday announced free electricity for households consuming up to 100 units of power in the province, a move which can turn out to be a major relief for the vulnerable segments of the society.

Addressing a press conference in Lahore, the chief minister said that the Punjab government will bear the utility expenses of those consumers who use up to 100 units of electricity.

The government has set aside Rs100 billion for the relief programme which will benefit nine million households.

"This will act as an incentive for those who use more than 100 units of electricity to save energy," said Hamza.

The chief minister also said that the government will provide solar panels to the people in need so they can shift to alternate sources of electricity.

CM Hamza further said that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Programme will continue and international donors will come, adding that the friendly countries will help Pakistan. "The economic situation will be back on track," he assured.

Berating the PTI, the chief minister said that the nation will hold the party leaders accountable. "The PTI government ruined the economy and Imran Khan has to give an account of the foreign funding, Toshakhana, and Farah Gogi's corruption of billions of rupees."

Talking about the Punjab by-polls set to take place on July 17, CM Hamza said that the PML-N will come out on top.