All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) has opposed Pakistan government’s decision to charge more than 7.5 cents per unit for providing electricity to the textile industry.
The association says, the government has already imposed various surcharges after the withdrawal of zero-rating alongside GST and income tax. Besides, the textile industry is burdened with Quarterly Tariff Adjustments (QTA) and introduction of the Additional Distribution Surcharge to the industry retrospectively from the beginning of the current fiscal 2019-20.
The addition of extra charges in the tariff will further burden the industry with an additional 30 to 35 percent on account of electricity charges. Therefore, the industry is demanding electricity supply at the committed tariff of 7.5 cents per unit with no other charges added to it.