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LAHORE: The textile industry would not sustain the burden of system inefficiencies built in electricity tariff in the shape of surcharges including Neelum Jhelum, debt retirement, equalisation and additional surcharge, presently renamed as ‘tariff rationalisation surcharge’.
APTMA Chairman SM Tanveer said the electricity tariff for the textile industry has been raised to Rs14.5 per kilowatt hour from Rs9 per kilowatt hour in May 2013. “The average electricity tariff of textile industry in the region is not more than Rs10 per kilowatt,” he added. He pointed out that the National Electricity Power Regulatory Authority had determined the tariff at Rs9.44 per kilowatt in fiscal year 2014-15. “The industry had taken it as a big ray of hope,” he said.