August 27, 2013
The government decided during a meeting in Islamabad on Monday to charge a uniform electricity tariff rate of Rs 10.5 per unit for tubewells used for agricultural purposes.
A delegation of Kissan Ittehad held a detailed meeting with Finance Minister Ishaq Dar to discuss the tariff on agricultural tubewells.
During the meeting, it was decided that the outstanding bills till June 20 would be paid in ten equal instalments and the late-fee fine would be waived.
The meeting was attended by Minister Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Punjab Minister for Agriculture Dr Farrukh Javed, Punjab Minister for Irrigation Yawar Zaman, Chaudhary Muhammad Anwareen, Kissan Ittehad Punjab President Khalid Khokhar, Mian Mustafa Wattoo, Chaudhary Muhammad Akram and members of the National Assembly, including Chaudhary Ashraf, Iftikhar Nazeer, Rao Muhammad Ajmal, Arif Chaudhary,Rana Zahid, Muneer Azhar, Ghaffar Dogar and Nadeem Roberta.