The government shocks consumers by raising the power cost to Rs7.91/kWh

The average price per unit rises from Rs16.91 to Rs24.84.

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The price of electricity in Pakistan has increased by Rs7.91 per kilowatt-hour, or per unit, for both residential and business customers.

The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has authorised the revised tariff, which will take effect after the federal government has given notice.

The average tariff per unit has been raised from Rs16.91 to Rs24.84.

The increase was permitted due to the weakening of the Pakistani rupee and rising fuel prices.

According to Wahab Kamran of SAMAA TV, one of the reasons for the increase is the capacity taxes imposed on IPPs.