addressing inflated electricity bills former leaders suggest solutions for immediate relief
Amid the big uproar about high electricity bills, a former leader named Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has shared some ideas to help people right away. He said that the government should take off 35% from the electricity bills immediately and give that money back to the people over the next five months. He thinks this will make things easier for everyone, especially during the upcoming winter season when people use less electricity.
The government had a meeting to discuss what to do, but they didn’t decide anything yet. They’re going to have another meeting soon to talk about it again.
The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has said they will support the protests against the high bills. And the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) gave some ideas to the government to help fix the problem.
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, who knows a lot about energy, said that this idea of taking off 35% from bills and giving it back slowly is the best way to help people right now.
He explained that in winter, people use less air conditioners and fans, which use a lot of electricity. So, the bills go down. That’s why he thinks giving some money back during winter will be really helpful.
Another leader, Khawaja Asif, also talked about the problem. He said that the government should give more relief to people who use less electricity. He suggested getting help from an organization called the IMF to do this.
He also talked about a big issue: a lot of money for electricity is not collected from some areas, and a lot of electricity is stolen. This makes bills go up for everyone. He said that the government should stop giving free electricity to some places and use that money to give cheap electricity to regular people.
So, both Abbasi and Asif want the government to help people by reducing bills and giving more relief to those who use less electricity. They think this will make things better for everyone.