ISLAMABAD - Ahead of Eid-ul-Azha, the incumbent government is set to explode another power bomb, as Power Ministry has sent a summary of four per cent increase in the rates of electricity to the federal cabinet for final nod. Sources privy to the development informed this scribe that ministry had sent this summary of raise after the advice of Prime Minister, as the ministry sent a summary of raise to the PM on October 8. The sources added that the PM ostensibly viewing the political situation had advised to send it to the cabinet. Electricity will become expensive after the approval of federal cabinet, the sources added. It was also learnt that after the approval of this increase from the cabinet and issuance of notification, the cash starved government would collect Rs 2.5 billion per month. This increase will be under the head of equalisation surcharge resultantly the government will earn revenue through electricity bills and will also pay subsidy through this earned revenue, the sources said, adding, that federal government had so far jacked up electricity rates by 63 per cent. It is relevant to mention here that despite severe power crisis the government gave an increase of six per cent in electricity rates during March 2008, while another six per cent was done in the month of September that year. Similarly, two per cent increase was made in February 2009 and six per cent in January 2010 while 12 per cent in July was made. Further, an increase of two per cent in November 2010 and two per cent in March 2011 and in May this year, a two percent raise was made in the power tariff.