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Nawaz summons CCI meeting over energy policy

Updated July 19, 2013
Pakistani opposition leader Nawaz Sharif gestures during an interview in Lahore, Pakistan, Friday, Feb. 27, 2009. Sharif warned in an interview Friday that political chaos could embolden Islamist militants threatening nuclear-armed Pakistan, as his supporters battled police following a court ruling barring him from elected office.  (AP Photo/K.M.Chaudary)
Pakistani opposition leader Nawaz Sharif gestures during an interview in Lahore, Pakistan, Friday, Feb. 27, 2009. Sharif warned in an interview Friday that political chaos could embolden Islamist militants threatening nuclear-armed Pakistan, as his supporters battled police following a court ruling barring him from elected office. (AP Photo/K.M.Chaudary)

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Friday summoned a meeting of the Council of Common Interests (CCI) to be held on July 25 over the country's new energy policy, DawnNews reported.

Sources told DawnNews that the new energy policy would be brought up for approval during the meeting.

The Prime Minister is expected to announce the new energy policy after its approval in the CCI meeting.

Sources further said that the new policy would increase the electricity tariff for all sectors including industruial, commercial, bulk supply, and agricultural tube wells.

Household consumers would be exempted from the tariff hike, sources added.