KARACHI - The recent notification on effecting 30 per cent hike in the power tariff would ensue in depriving the consumers of a minimum of Rs 130 billion a year. This financial burden on the electricity consumers would be in addition to the impact of increase in sales tax and withholding tax on the inflated electricity bills this year. Details gathered by the MoneyPlus showed that the power distribution companies, owned by PEPCO, would generate Rs 120 billion per annum additional amount of revenue from the consumers after 30 per cent power tariff hike while the consumers in Karachi would have to pay over 12 billion rupees extra to the KESC. At present the annual billing of the PEPCO's distribution companies amounts to Rs 400 billion and its 30 per cent stands at Rs 120 billion. (For details read today's MoneyPlus of The Nation)