Unpaid bills: KESC cuts courts off

Karachi Electric Supply Company severed the connection of accountability courts after bill of Rs1,000,000 went unpaid.


Express August 24, 2011

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court has given the federal ministry of law, justice and parliamentary affairs one last chance to file comments and settle the issue on the electricity supply to Karachi’s accountability courts.

The Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) severed the connection after a bill of Rs1,000,000 went unpaid.

The court heard a constitutional petition stemming from a letter sent by the courts’ administrative judge to the federal law ministry and Sindh High Court member inspection team (MIT).

The letter asked that the bills be paid as work at the courts has stopped since computers could not be turned on.

The electric supply company has restored the connection on the condition that the bills will be paid in seven days.

The bench, Chief Justice Mushir Alam and Justice Imam Bux Baloch, allowed Deputy Attorney General Muhammad Ashraf Khan Mughal’s request for 10 more days.

If the comments are not filed by the next hearing, the court will decide the matter with the DAG’s assistance and will pass “appropriate orders”.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 25th,  2011.

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