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NEPRA approves Rs1.61 per unit increase in electricity price

02:33 PM | 13 Jun, 2023
NEPRA approves Rs1.61 per unit increase in electricity price
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ISLAMABAD – The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) on Tuesday approved an increase of Rs1.61 per unit in power tariffs in wake of the monthly fuel adjustment.

The regulatory authority in its verdict said the Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA) had Rs2.1 per unit hike in the electricity tariff. After hearing arguments, the NEPRA has decided to allow Rs1.61 increase. 

The electricity consumers will pay the additional amount in their bills for the month of June. The move has put extra burden on people reeling under tough economic situation due to rising inflation. 

Meanwhile, the federal government has increased subsidy for K-Electric from Rs193 billion to Rs315bn.

This increase in subsidy was approved a request made by the power supply company.


Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 20 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains marginally same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 20, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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