Parties reject high taxes in power bills.


SWABI -- Leaders of various political parties said here on Tuesday that inclusion of various taxes in the consumers' electricity bills by the Peshawar Electric Supply Company had been creating problems for the people.

They said that the prices of essential commodities had already witnessed a significant increase while the gas and electricity bills were loaded with different taxes.

They showed to mediapersons several bills in which the taxes were more than the actual amount of bills. In one of the bills, the actual charges of 53 consumed units were Rs432 and the total bill was of Rs900 after addition of taxes.

JUI-F provincial general secretary Maulana Attaul Haq Darvaish told mediapersons that taxes in electricity bill of the consumers had become a financial headache for them. He said where the poor people would go when the government would adopt tactics to pass the whole financial burden to them.

Awami National Party district president Amanullah said that people had repeatedly declared that they did not have TV in their homes, but despite that the TV fee of Rs35 was included in their...

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