Pakistani opposition parties reject fuel price adjustment in electricity bills imposed by Imran Khan’s government

December 31, 2021 7:01 p.m. STI

Peshawar [Pakistan]Dec 31 (ANI): Pakistani opposition parties reject fuel price adjustment (FPA) in electricity bills under Imran Khan’s government and demand reimbursement of the amount.
Pakistani opposition parties are urging the imposition of an exorbitant fuel price adjustment (FPA) in electricity bills and have urged the federal government to refund the extra amount charged as such to consumers in the bill next month, according to Dawn.
Meanwhile, Awami National Party (ANP) provincial chairman Aimal Wali Khan said in a statement on Thursday that a court had already declared excessive FPA illegal, adding that it was intolerable to extort billions of rupees. to the poor in this regard.
Aimal Wali said that the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was unable to make its voice heard for the province’s share of national resources, especially for the net hydel profit (NHP) of Rs 650 billion pending, for initiate some development programs in the province.
“It was the duty of federal ministers and other Khyber Pakhtunkhwa lawmakers to play their part for the release of the pending PSN without delay,” he said.
The provincial leader of the ANP said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa produced hydel electricity at the minimum price of Rs 1.50 per unit, but the locals had to buy it at Rs 18-20 per unit, which was a pure injustice, according to Dawn.

Earlier, in Swabi, two separate protests were held on Thursday against fuel price adjustment in electricity bills while calling it a great injustice to the people.
The Da Haq Awaz, Swabi, organized a protest march attended by local leaders and workers from various political parties in Peshawar.
Protesters chanted slogans against Pakistan’s ruling Tehreek-i-Insaf government for charging electricity consumers a large sum of money under the FPA, according to Dawn.
They claimed that the FPA problem could not be solved by the government because the expenses of the luxury lifestyle of the leaders were transferred to the consumers in this way.
Addressing the protesters, Da Haq Awaz leader Ihsanul Haq said their struggle would continue until the FPA is removed from the electricity bills.
In addition, another opposition Jamaat-i-Islami party staged a protest in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Topi tehsil and its leaders and workers marched through the main bazaar while chanting slogans against the ruling party, according to the report. Dawn.
Protesters waving electricity bills said they were unable to pay the hefty, inflated bills. (ANI)

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