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Nepra holds K-Electric, Discos responsible for overbilling

10:21 AM | 5 Dec, 2023
Nepra holds K-Electric, Discos responsible for overbilling
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KARACHI – The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) took notice of the irregularities in the power sector that caused millions to electricity consumers.

The national power regulator raised fingers at power distribution companies including K-Electric over inflated bills during July and August 2023.

In its report, Nepra's overbilling of consumers was caused by to negligence of power companies. In the wake of irregularities, Nepra decided to initiate legal proceedings against distribution companies that are charging excessive bills and detection bills to consumers by adopting illegal and unlawful practices.

Nepra called it unfortunate that Discos are involved in malpractices to hide their inefficiencies while power consumers suffer with inflated bills.

The statement said billing cycles carried out by different power companies ranged from more than 30 days to 40 days and even more against the notified tariff terms and conditions in which the billing period means a billing month of 30 days or less.

The startling revelation comes as thousands received heft bills during months of July, 2023 & August, 2023.

The probe further revealed that in wake of the non-replacement of defective meters, a large number of consumers were charged on an average basis for more than two months.

Earlier this year, protests started in multiple cities against massive hike in electricity prices, adding to woes for the inflation-bitten people.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 14 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 14, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 14 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 299.95 302.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45
 
76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86
 
1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76

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