ISLAMABAD - Major Parliamentary Opposition parties are set to raise voice about imposition of additional charge of 70 paisa per unit on power consumers for next 25 years, in the upcoming National Assembly session.

Opposition parties believe that this will put further burden on already burdened consumers who are by now paying hefty sums in their electricity bills under various surcharges imposed by the government.

“It is heartrending that inspite of providing promised relief, the present government is creating more difficulties for masses by imposing various surcharges, sending inflated bills, non-provision of budgetary subsidy to farmers and inability to control transmission and line losses,” says PPP’s lawmaker in an adjournment motion submitted in the National Assembly Secretariat.

PPP lawmakers will engage other Opposition party members to raise voice with them against the government step.

PPP submitted motion in the National Assembly Secretariat under rule 110 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the National Assembly, 2007.

“The proceedings of the House be adjourned to discuss a vital public issue of imposition of massive additional charge,” says PPP’s lawmakers Naveed Qamar, Imran Zafar Leghari, Shazia Marri and other in adjournment motion.