ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) on Friday approved an increase of Rs1.49 per unit in the electricity tariff for all power distribution companies, except for the K-Electric users.

The distribution companies include Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Hyderabad, Islamabad, Lahore, Multan, Peshawar, Quetta, Sukkur and tribal areas electricity supplying companies.

This increase in electricity prices will put an additional burden on consumers of Rs189 billion.