According to a statement made on Wednesday by Federal Minister for Energy Khurram Dastgir, consumers who use fewer than 200 units would not be obligated to pay the fuel adjustment fees that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif stated in the August billing.
At a news conference in Karachi, the energy minister announced that, in accordance with the prime minister’s instructions, more than 17 million users would have their fuel adjustment fees canceled, saving them a total of Rs. 22 billion.
He said that the fuel adjustment fees for the electricity used in June were added to the bill for August.
The minister emphasized that, on the prime minister’s orders, the fixed tax on retailers had also been eliminated. From this point on, the government would assess shops according to the methodology used before the implementation of the fixed tax regime.
He stated that the much-anticipated solar policy, which would boost the nation’s reliance on renewable energy sources, would be announced by the prime minister within the next few days.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and coalition partners were included in the government’s dialogue with stakeholders when the fuel adjustment costs were decided upon, according to the prime minister in a Tuesday press conference in Doha.
According to the prime minister, the administration is also thinking about providing help to the 13 million remaining consumers.