Industrialists: KESC says it will disconnect power of non-payers

Businessmen announced not to pay their bills, as a protest to prolonged power outages.

Kashif Hussain November 25, 2011


The Karachi Electric Supply Company has said that it will disconnect power supply to all those who fail to pay their bills on time.

They released this statement through their spokesperson apparently in response to the announcement made by over 16,000 industrialists in Karachi who said that they would not pay their bills until KESC solved the issue of load-shedding.

The KESC statement said that the company was aware of the problems faced by businessmen and had given them exemption from load-shedding for two years but with the drastic reduction in gas supply from SSGC they now had no choice.

All seven Industrial Associations of Karachi protested outside the Karachi press club against the 12-hour load shedding on Wednesday.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 26th, 2011.


Abdulaleem | 9 years ago | Reply

@Muslim: Unfortunately currently the alternate energy sources (e.g. solar and wind) are more expensive than energy generated by gas or fossil fuel primarily due to high initial investment. However, what they should be focusing at is removal of "kundas" and other kind of thefts in the system and reduce transmittion and distribution losses. I have reasons to believe that political forces are not allowing KESC to remove Kundas etc.

Syed Hasan Atizaz | 9 years ago | Reply

we will be switching to gas lanterns soon..... no middle man such as KESC :D SSGC all the way.

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