Strict action decided against major power defaulters


STAFF REPORT ISB: Power distribution companies, which have a big shortfall in recoveries, are facing the accusation that they have continued to supply electricity to major defaulters despite the piling up of unpaid bills to Rs375 billion over the past many years.

“The government has decided to ask NAB to take action against those involved in continuing electricity supply to influential consumers and ensure the recovery of bills,” an official said while talking to this scribe.

According to sources, Ministry of Water and Power Secretary Younis Daga told a recently held meeting ECC the private sector had to pay Rs375.181 billion to power distribution companies, of which Rs137.144 billion had accumulated over the last one to three years.

For the past 12 months, Rs97.93 billion had been outstanding and the DISCOs were tasked to mak recoveries.

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