KP demands significant reduction in electricity prices from federal govt

The resolution highlights KP's dual role in the country's energy sector

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly is pushing for a significant reduction in electricity prices for the province. A resolution submitted by government member Fazl Elahi to the provincial assembly secretariat calls for the federal government to provide KP with electricity at Rs 10 per unit.

The resolution highlights KP’s dual role in the country’s energy sector. The province not only generates electricity but also contends with load-shedding alongside other provinces.

Fazl Elahi argues that this situation is unfair. The resolution emphasizes that KP-generated electricity is sold by the federal government at a much higher rate (Rs 70-80 per unit) while the province faces power outages.

The resolution proposes a two-pronged solution as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa demands the federal government significantly slash electricity prices for the province, bringing the cost down to Rs 10 per unit.

The resolution calls for KP to be prioritized in electricity distribution. Ideally, KP would receive its electricity needs first, with any remaining surplus being distributed to other provinces.

This proposal by the KP Assembly underscores the ongoing challenges faced by Pakistan’s energy sector. It remains to be seen how the federal government will respond to the demands set forth in the resolution.

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