SHC issues stay order against KESC tariff hike

Published: June 17, 2010
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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has issued a stay order against the Karachi Electric Supply Company’s (KESC) power tariff hike on Thursday.

The stay order has been issued until the June 23 and the KESC has been ordered to submit a written response within that time.

The petition against the power tariff hike was submitted by members social organisations led by Advocate Javed Iqbal. It aims at making the privatisation of KESC, load shedding and power tariff hikes illegal.

Advocate Javed Iqbal said the KESC does not have the right to increase tax and must be stopped.

The price was intended to increase by two rupees per unit.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • neeyas
    Jun 17, 2010 - 4:46PM

    well that is quite action that Pakistan social organizations member taking against companies that charge consumer unfair.All social and consumer rights organization join together to fight this price hikes.it will definitely make a difference.Recommend

  • Syed A. Mateen
    Jun 17, 2010 - 6:47PM

    Courts are open to provide justice to the people of Pakistan.

    Pakistan needs major reforms in every aspect of life to protect against price hike and in the larger interest of the people.

    It is unfortunate that institutions running under the aegis of the government does not care what problems people are facing.

    NEPRA failed to protect the interest of the citizens therefore there is no need for the organization and its members to remain in the office, therefore NEPRA should be dissolved forthwith.

    The Supreme Court should constitute a committee comprising of senior judges whether in active service or hire the services of retired judges which should overall look into the matters of power supply companies and provide justice to the people. Recommend

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