KESC dispute: Steel Mills told to deposit bill amount with SHC

Published: March 30, 2012

The order comes on a petition filed by Pakistan Steel Mills, seeking damages worth Rs30 million from KESC.

KARACHI: 

A judge of the Sindh High Court ordered Pakistan Steel Mills on Thursday to deposit the billing amount it owed the Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) with Nazir while power utility was directed to restore the supply to the mills.

The order comes on a petition filed by Pakistan Steel Mills, seeking damages worth Rs30 million from KESC on the grounds that it had violated an agreement earlier reached between the two organisations.

The PSM maintained that it was supposed to pay the bill by March 30 but KESC disconnected the electricity supply to the mill. Seeking direction for specific performance, the plaintiff sought the indulgence of the court by passing an interim order.

After hearing both sides, the single bench of Justice Munib Akhtar ordered PSM to deposit the amount equal to the bill with the Nazir of the court.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 30th, 2012.

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