FAISALABAD: The Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (Fesco) has launched a fresh campaign to recover power dues from big defaulters with each of them having to pay Rs500,000 and above.
Making the announcement in a statement on Wednesday, a spokesperson for the company said a wider drive was initiated earlier, on the directives of Ministry of Water and Power and under direct supervision of Fesco CEO Iftikhar Ahmad, in a bid to recover entire dues from chronic defaulters.
The campaign targeted both small and big consumers, who owed Rs50,000 and above, with total outstanding amount estimated at Rs136 million. “This campaign produced positive results and now action has been specifically started against big fish.”
According to the spokesman, 24 major defaulters, mainly comprising industrial units, have been identified in the new campaign as they have to pay Rs500,000 or above. Their total liability stood at Rs43.738 million.
The company has stopped power supply to these defaulters and is regularly monitoring them. It says if anyone is found supplying electricity to them, their power connection will also be cut off.
On the other hand, engineers and other officers of the company are contacting the defaulters with a request to settle the accounts. The officers have been given the target to recover maximum amount in the next two months. Details of defaulters have been placed on the company’s website.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 13th, 2012.
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