LAHORE Farmers Association of Pakistan (FAP) has protested against the increase in electricity tariff for agri tubewells, says a Press release. FAP executive committee meeting under the chairmanship of Syed Hussain Jahania Gardezi held here on Monday revealed that Nepra has increased the rate of electricity from Rs 5.31 to Rs 10.11 for tubewells being used for agriculture purposes with effect from March. The meeting termed the subsidy on agri electricity as empty claims of the government and said peak and off-peak timings are also being implemented in villages now where power used to come just for 4-6 hours in a day. The meeting further criticized government over ruining farmers future. The meeting further threatened the government if this tariff hike is not withdrawn immediately, the farmers would come on roads to protest against Nepra. The meeting also demanded that condition of load should also be exempted up to 25Kw as being exempted for marble factories.