Abid Sher Ali on Saturday revealed that earlier the people used to receive lesser bills due to prolonged outages. He elaborated that in the recent past there used to occur up to 18 hours of load-shedding per day, but the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) government has considerably reduced it.
He said that development works on power projects are ongoing round the clock, while those who received additional electricity bills, they have been asked to submit the amount in three installments as per PM’s directives.
The minister categorically stated that electricity will not be supplied to the institutions with non-payment of bills.
He added that electricity meters will be duly inspected in all the districts countrywide and the feeders with greater losses will be handed over to the private sector.
Abid also said that the PTI chairman, Imran Khan has to pay Rs 1 lac 38 thousand at the cost of electricity usage and the ones doing politics of sit-ins actually intend to obstruct the development works initiated by the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.