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Govt asked to waive off fuel adjustment surcharge

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is the biggest hydropower producer in the country but even then the federal government has levied fuel adjustment charges on our bills: says Shahnawaz Khan

By Our Correspondent
May 20, 2024
A representational image of transmission tower, also known as an electricity pylon. — AFP/File
A representational image of transmission tower, also known as an electricity pylon. — AFP/File

MANSEHRA: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Sunday demanded the government to waive off fuel adjustment surcharge fixed in the electricity utility bills.

“Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is the biggest hydropower producer in the country but even then the federal government has levied fuel adjustment charges in our bills, which should be waived off to reduce the extra financial burden on electricity consumers in the province,” Shahnawaz Khan, PTI’s provincial Joint Secretary Sports and Cultural told reporters here.

He said the people was facing record inflation so they were not able to pay inflated electricity bills.

“If the extra surcharges and levies incorporated in the electricity bills are withdrawn, the people would heave a sigh of relief in the face of backbreaking inflation,” he added.