The government has increased electricity prices by 31 percent The NEPRA had proposed a 61 percent hike in power prices - an increase of Rs 1.4 to Rs 4 per unit for various categories of consumers. The government, already under pressure because of rising oil and gas prices, approved a 31 percent increase and decided to pay for the remaining 30% through a subsidy. This is not a good sign as the country is already on the brink of an economic crisis. What is going to happen next? -DAWOOD SHAKIL, Rawalpindi, via e-mail, August 26.