PM calls cabinet meeting on electricity bills
By News Desk
August 28, 2023 10:34 PM
Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar has called a meeting of the federal cabinet to take up the matter of public protests across the country against electricity bills tomorrow.
The Ministry of Energy has finalised the proposals to resolve the issue, which will be presented in the meeting, sources said
The final decision will be taken in the cabinet meeting, they added.
The caretaker prime minister yesterday issued directives to devise a strategy to resolve the issue.
He asked the authorities concerned to take steps to reduce the inflated electricity bills and present the plan to him within the next 48 hours.
For the past few days, people have been protesting across the country. In some cities, protesters burned the electricity bills too.
The protests prompted the prime minister to call an emergency on the matter.
“We will not take any step in haste that will harm the country. We will take measures that won’t further burden the national exchequer and will facilitate the consumers,” he said.
“It is not possible that while the people face difficulties, high-ranked officials and the prime minister continue to consume free electricity paid for with the taxes people pay, he added.