SHC revokes stay order against K-Electric

K-Electric lawyer said that a stay order was taken without paying K-Electric its dues


Our Correspondent May 09, 2018
Sindh High Court. PHOTO: EXPRESS

KARACHI: Ruling in favour of K-Electric (K-E), the Sindh High Court revoked the 'restrictive orders' issued to the power utility over Karachi Metropolitan's (KMC) complaint against discontinuation of electricity connection to local body institutions by K-E.

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The hearing of the case was held before a two-member bench. The K-E lawyer, Abid Zubairi, claimed that KMC is a defaulter with an outstanding amount of Rs230 million.

Zubairi said that a stay order was taken without paying K-Electric its dues. Therefore, it was requested that the stay order be revoked.
After listening to the argument, the court revoked the stay order.

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Earlier, the court had restrained K-E from discontinuing supply of electricity. KMC, in its application, said that K-E is discontinuing supply of electricity to municipality institutions. KMC's institutions are part of the government, hence the discontinuation of electricity is illegal.

Discontinuation of electricity is affecting KMC's work and K-E should be barred from cutting off the electricity connection of KMC institutions, it was said.

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