ISLAMABAD: National Electric Power and Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has been asked to hike the prices of electricity tariffs by Rs1.93 per unit, local media reported on Thursday.

According to details, the Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA) has requested NEPRA to increase the electricity tariffs by Rs1.93 per unit, on the basis of a quarterly fuel price adjustment.

Meanwhile, the proposed change will impose an additional burden of Rs26.5 billion on consumers.

It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan had agreed with the International Monetary Fund to hike the electricity tariff on a quarterly adjustments basis beginning from July.