New agreements to stop hike in electricity tariff: Qureshi

MULTAN: (HRNW) Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Sunday that new agreements with the independent power producers (IPPs) will stop further hike in electricity tariff across the country.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi, while addressing an event in Multan today, said that steps are being taken for improvement in Multan Electric Power Company (MEPCO) and its chief held a meeting with him for discussing plans for facilitating citizens.

He said that the availability of 40,000 new electricity connections would be made available for domestic consumers after the construction of a new grid station. It will also provide 5,000 connections for commercial and industrial consumers as well, whereas, Rs51 million will be spent on the new project for ensuring the safety of lives by covering the electricity wires over the residential areas.

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