The Multan Electric Power Company has suspended power supply to facilities managed by the Pakistan Railways and 18 provincial government departments over nonpayment of electricity bills.
These government departments owed Rs1.668 million to the MEPCO.
The facilities affected by the disconnection of power supply include the Bahawalpur city railway station, a girls’ high school in Chak 31BC, and a primary school in Dera Bakha.
Besides Pakistan Railways, electricity supply has been suspended to the offices of the Cholistan Development Authority, the city government and Livestock, Education, Planning and Development, Special Education and Schools Education Departments.
Those served disconnection notices include the Railways, the Pakistan Rangers and the Police, Prisons, Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, Health and District Government Departments.
In the Police Department, notices have been issued to police stations in Hasilpur, Qaimpur and the Police
Lines and to the Superintendent of Police’s office in Bahawalpur.
Banking courts, tehsil headquarters (THQ) hospitals in Hasilpur, Khairpur Tamewali, the Civil Hospital in Ahmadpur East and the office of the district officer (Health) in Bahawalpur have also received warnings.
These 84 departments owed Rs17.1 million to the MEPCO.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 23rd, 2012.