MQM Coordination Committee asks KESC
to end enmity with KKarachiites
Karachi, 3rd Aug:
Condemning the unannounced prolonged load-shedding in the city, Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s Coordination Committee said here on Friday that exorbitant billing and an increase in Fuel Adjustment Charges (FAC) amounted to absolute `injustices’ and `excesses’ on the part of Karachi Electricity Supply Company `prejudiced’ management.
The Coordination Committee demanded of President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Raja Ashraf Pervez, Sindh Governor Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad and Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, to withdraw the notification whereby National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has increased electricity tariff under the head of Fuel Adjustment Charges (FAC) by Rs1.60 paisa per unit.
In a hard-hitting statement issued on Friday, the Coordination Committee said that the KESC despite resorting to prolonged load-shedding has been issuing excessive billing to its consumers while the NEPRA has increased electricity tariff under the head of FAC by Rs1.60 per unit.
Lashing out at the power utility, the Coordination Committee said that “the prejudiced management of KESC must bring halt to its enmity with the Karachiites.”
The Committee also urged the people at the helm of affairs to direct KESC’s `prejudiced’ management to bring an end to its enmity with Karachiites by ensuring that the citizens might not suffer load-shedding during Sehr and Iftar, besides the trend of issuing excessive billing must stop.
Elaborating, the Coordination Committee said that although Karachi being the hub of economic activities had been contributing 70 per cent to the national exchequer, the KESC by resorting to prolonged load-shedding in the city has, on the one hand, badly crippled the business activities and, on the other, made the citizens lives miserable in the Holy month of Ramadan.
The Committee said that the KESC consumers despite paying regular electricity bills were being issued excessive and over and above their actual meter reading whereas the NEPRA by increasing electricity tariff under the head of FAC has been putting additional financial burden on the citizens.