LHC issues notice to Ashraf

Express April 23, 2010


The Lahore High Court (LHC) issued a notice to the Federal Minister for Water and Power, Raja Pervez Ashraf over a 6 percent increase in electricity tarrif in the name of fuel adjustment on Friday.

The notice was issued on application by Imtiaz Rasheed Qureshi.

Qureshi argued that fuel adjustment charges should be declared null and void as despite the government collecting 6 percent of electricity bills for the purpose, power supply is still not being supplied continuously.

The court also issued notices to PEPCO and officials of other power distribution companies.


Jeddy | 14 years ago | Reply The KESC owed up to 400 million rupees to PSO - the government said it would intervene but the only thing it did was to tell PSO to continue fuel to KESC, so that it should continue to function. The government did not pay PSO. KESC for all intents and purposes is bankrupt. Any company would be if it is unable to pay its bills. Because runs by government decree and PSO runs by government decree - no one is prepare to pay anyone anything. Government offices are the responsibility of the government and the government should pay its bills, but they are exempted from anything at all. The burden is transferred ordinary consumers. KESC should declare itself bankrupt. Other electricity supply companies should be take the place of KESC. The strangest thing is that the KESC is the only electricity supplying company of Karachi a monopoly even then it is bankrupt. If the norms of business were to apply KESC should cease to exist. If it cannot perform the service it is meant to then it has no reason be around.
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