Factory owners in Hyderabad have threatened to shut down their operations in protest against HESCO, expressing their concerns.
Chairman Industrial Area, in a video statement, slammed the Hyderabad Electric Supply Company (HESCO) for its “incompetence” and threatened to shut down the industries in protest.
He bemoaned the fact that neither the Sindh government nor HESCO authorities are paying attention to the numerous complaints and calls for the situation to be resolved. He continued, “Factory owners will soon shut down their factories and hold a protest against HESCO.”
The Chairman of the Industrial Area also invited traders and locals to join the anti-HESCO rally.
The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) had approved an Rs1.55 per unit rise in electricity tariffs for consumers as part of the power distribution companies’ quarterly rate adjustment earlier in the day.
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Following a large increase in fuel prices, the federal government increased the per unit of electricity by Rs1.55 for the first quarter of the current fiscal year (July-September 2022).
From July through September, power customers will be charged an additional amount on their monthly bills. K-Electric customers will not be affected by the quarterly tariff revision.