Despite all the perks enjoyed by Pakistan army officers, the recent hike in electricity tariff has forced the General Headquarters (GHQ) to ask for rebate on electricity bills. Quarter Master General of the General Headquarters (GHQ) has approached the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) through the Ministry of Defense, seeking a complete 50% rebate on electricity bills for all commissioned officers.
According to reprots, the Government of Pakistan had approved a 25% rebate on electricity bills for commissioned officers in 1985, which was later revised to 50% on total consumed units. However, the 50% notified rebate for officers has been reduced to 3.5% in reality.
In view of the above, the GHQ has approached the Defense Ministry to get the comments of NEPRA and Power Division on the matter as required by Rule 18(4) of Rules of Business 1973.