SC will not allow electricity tariff hike:CJ

Express April 22, 2010


Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said on Thursday that Supreme Court will not allow public to be burdened by increase in electricity prices.

The chief justice made the remarks taking a suo moto notice of the hike in electricity prices. He noted that the prices are being increased despite a decrease in international oil prices.

PEPCO Counsel Khwaja Tariq Rahim set May 10 as the deadline to file a report on setting up of rental power plants to meet the energy needs.

While distribution company counsel Anwar Kamal cited a slide in IMF funding as the reason for shortfall.


cheema | 13 years ago | Reply what a joke
Hamza | 13 years ago | Reply Making such statements maybe politically popular, but they make for bad policy. Setting prices is the executive's job, not that of the judiciary. Seriously, if CJ Iftikhar wants to set electricity prices, he should resign his office and form his own political party!
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