Pakistan

Govt recovered Rs 50 bln through inflated power bills

LAHORE: The government has received Rs. 50 billions through fast running electric meters in the past one year, a petition filed in Supreme Court Lahore Registry said on Wednesday.

According to ARY News, Barrister Zafarullah in a petition filed in Lahore Registry of the apex court said that the power consumers have suffered financial problems due to the inflated electricity bills.

The petition said that the government has confessed inflated recovery from the power consumers but didn’t take steps to reimburse the excessive amount to consumers.

The petitioner further said that the Independent Power Plants (IPPs) are producing much below to their actual electricity generation capacity causing power crisis in the country but the government has failed to take steps to redress the situation.

The petitioner sought a court order for reimbursement of the consumers money and closure of the IPPs producing lesser than 80 percent of their power generation capacity.

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