As we all are aware of that LESCO has revised the Unit Rates, Taxes and per Unit Electricity cost for Residential and industrial uses too. This is so disappointing and shocking for everyone in this era of rising inflation.
How can someone survive in this situation if he is earning thousands of millions? Everyone is worried. The same applies to industry owners.
“After applying Super-Tax to them, the government has increased FPA and other taxes that is unacceptable for everyone”, said association’s chairman Inamul Haq Butt while speaking during the protest.
A huge number of mill owners and businessmen did protest against the government’s implementation and decision to add fuel price adjustment (FPA) and other levies to LESCO bills starting in June 2022, on Monday.
Protest was staged by Daroghawala Industry Owners Association in front of the Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) head office to remove the taxes immediately.
As an alternate option, butt asked the LESCO officers to abolish the Taxes and FPA and increase the basic tariff which sounds somewhat good to us. But it depends on the government if they opt for this option.
“There will no other option except an extreme protest if we don’t see any progress”, he warned.
But now, in the bills of September 2022, LESCO has increased the tariff and not even removed the FPA. Instead, FPA is increased along with tariff which is not a good sign for our economy and industries.