ISLAMABAD (APP) - An increase of 14 paisa to Rs 1.08 per unit has been proposed in electricity tariffs, Spokesman National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) Hasnain Zaigham said Friday. Talking to a private TV channel, he said no increase has been proposed in the tariff of agriculture and lifeline consumers using less than 50 units. New tariff would be enforced immediately after the formal approval of the government. He said there are a total of eight distribution companies in the country. Increase has been proposed in the tariff of seven companies. While the price of Quetta Electric Supply Company (QESCO) has been decreased by Rs 1.01. Maximum increase of Rs 1.08 has been suggested in prices of Hyderabad Electric Supply Company (HESCO), he added. Giving reason of increase, he said the average per unit cost of electricity has registered increase due to loadshedding (low production). While the companies have to pay employees' salaries, loan installments, etc despite low income.