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156 arrested over power theft in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: At least 156 people were arrested in different areas of Peshawar on charges of electricity theft, ARY News reported. The city administration also disconnected 944 illegal connections and issued notices to some people involved in the wrongdoing. According to officials, the administration recovered Rs 30 million from defaulters. While more than 40 transformers were removed from areas where residents had not paid dues. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government had established a Reporting Centre at the Energy and…

ECC approves hike in power tariff for domestic consumers

ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee of the federal cabinet on Wednesday approved a hike in power tariff for households consuming over 300 units per month. A meeting of the committee, chaired by Finance Minister Asad Umar, reportedly decided that electricity prices would not be raised for domestic consumers using 300 units or less every month. However, households that consume between 300 and 700 units per month will witness a rise in electricity prices of roughly ten percent or Rs1.18 per unit., and a fifteen…