National Electric Policy to reduce tariff: Awais

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Power Awais Leghari has said the government will submit National Electric Policy to Council of Common Interests next month for approval.

Addressing a conference in Islamabad today (Wednesday), he said the policy, finalized in collaboration with provinces, will help determine demand, supply and future sources of power generation.

The Minister said the policy will play a major role in reducing tariff, which will be based on international competitive bidding.

He said supplying electricity to off-grid areas is a priority on which work is already in progress.

The Minister said there has been improvement in electricity transmission system, but emphasized to improving it further for which efforts are being made.

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