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Sunday July 14, 2024

BCCI seeks cheap electricity for industries

By Our Correspondent
July 08, 2024
In this picture taken on February 2, 2023, a Pakistan security forces personnel can be seen at Torkham border crossing between Afghanistan and Pakistan, in Nangarhar province. — AFP
In this picture taken on February 2, 2023, a Pakistan security forces' personnel can be seen at Torkham border crossing between Afghanistan and Pakistan, in Nangarhar province. — AFP

KHAR: The Bajaur Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Sunday asked the federal government to cancel all agreements with the Independent Power Producers (IPPs) and provide cheap electricity to the industries in Bajaur tribal district.

Speaking at a press conference, BCCI president Afzal Khan, group leader Lali Shah and chamber’s executive members said that industrialists were shutting their industries due to excessive power tariffs, which will further increase unemployment in the country.They said that factories’ owners cannot afford the exorbitant taxes, huge power expenses, worsening law and order situation and unfavourable environment to run their businesses.