ISLAMABAD - The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has allowed the distribution companies to raise power tariff for the months of February and March.
In a manner the consumers are paying the full cost of electricity to WAPDA and the subsidy the government claims giving to consumers is just a claim and actually the thieves take benefit of that subsidy by not paying a penny against the electricity they consume. The government is unable to control line losses that is a major reason behind increasing cost of electricity in the country. The fuel adjustment figure can also be decreased if the government nabs the power thieves with iron hands.
The line losses in Pakistan that are among the highest world-wide showing the figure of near 20 per cent.
The power crisis is augmenting in the country due to the wrong economic priorities, as there has been no focus on improving the distribution system, which is resulting in huge losses. Furthermore, the government has been unable to initiate vnetures which can improve eergy supply. Hence, tehre has been no signicant addition of power supply to the national grid during the last many years.