Kakar’s relief plan on electricity bills remians elusive despite passing of 48 hours
By News Desk
September 2, 2023 08:17 PM
Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar has failed to give any relief to the masses on inflated electricity bills despite an announcement, the 24NewsHD TV channel reported on Saturday.
On Thursday, PM Kakar announced that in the next 48 hours, his government would announce a relief plan on the electricity bills that have led to nationwide protests.
The assurance was given by the interim premier in an interaction with senior journalists at the PM Office. Talking to senior journalists, PM Kakar said that his government did a detailed review of the electricity bills for the last two months.
Now, 48 hours have passed, the Prime Minister's promise of relief in electricity bills remains an announcement and his relief plan is not sighted anywhere.
The Prime Minister had said that he would give relief in electricity bills in the next 48 hours. Unfortunately, no plan for relief on electricity bills could come out. The minister has promised relief to consumers up to 400 units. The finance minister also indicated that she would initiate talks with the IMF for relief.
The electricity consumers were promised slab benefits on installments and units.
The sources said that the Ministry of Finance and Energy has not yet been able to give a plan for the relief package to the Prime Minister.
The matter of stopping the supply of free electricity units to the employees of the electricity companies also turned sour.