The Lahore High Court chief justice on Monday sought a detailed report and reply on the electricity loadshedding in the Punjab from the Ministry of Water and Power, the Ministry of Petroleum, the Ministry of Finance and other respondents till May 3.
Petitioner’s lawyer, Azhar Siddique, pointed out that a few private housing societies and industrial areas were exempt from loadshedding. He said patients in government hospitals were meanwhile suffering the unscheduled load shedding. Pakistan Electric Power Company’s lawyer Khawaja Tariq Raheem accused the Lahore Electric Supply Company (Lesco) of misinforming the people. “The Lesco is misguiding the public on the issue,” he added. The chief justice said there should be a difference between consumers who paid their bills and the defaulters.
The court adjourned the hearing till May 3 directed.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 30th, 2013.
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