Om­buds­man of­fice asks K-Elec­tric to avoid over­billing, load­shed­ding

Pakistan Observer - - KARACHI CITY -

KARACHI—The Om­buds­man Of­fice on Thurs­day urged K-Elec­tric to avoid over­billing and load-shed­ding in Ramzan. This was stressed by Ad­viser to Fed­eral Om­buds­man’s Regional Of­fice, Muham­mad Yameen, dur­ing the hear­ing of com­plaints at the Deputy Com­mis­sioner Malir’s Camp Of­fice.

The com­plaints were sub­mit­ted by the res­i­dents of Landhi, Ko­rangi, Malir and Shah Faisal Colony against over­billing by K-Elec­tric, said a press re­lease is­sued here. Gen­eral Man­ager K-Elec­tric Ma­roof Solangi, Co­or­di­na­tor K-Elec­tric Landhi Riyaz Ahmed, Co­or­di­na­tor Ko­rangi Eh­tasham-ul-Haq, Co­or­di­na­tor of Malir Aqeel Muham­mad and Man­ager Shah Faisal Colony Mujeeb-ur-Rehman and PRO Fed­eral Om­buds­man’s Regional Of­fice Behleem Builqees Jan were also present.

An ap­pli­cant, Naseer Ahmed, told the Fed­eral Om­buds­man’s ad­viser that KElec­tric work­ers do not catch power thieves and ex­ces­sive amount’s bill is sent to those who hon­estly pay. He said he had re­ceived a bill of Rs. 74,000. He re­quested Om­buds­man’s of­fice that the K-Elec­tric of­fi­cials should be ad­vised to check the load and send a cor­rect bill.

Another ap­pli­cant, Eht­e­sham-ul-Haq, said that he had been fac­ing over­billing for the past one year. Upon which Om­buds­man court is­sued the or­der to re­vise the bill. An ap­pli­cant, Naeemul­lah Qureshi, said that his salary is only Rs. 12,000, and there is even no wash­ing ma­chine at his home, and de­spite this he was sent ex­cess bill and he was un­able to pay it. The ad­vi­sor to Fed­eral Om­buds­man or­dered that bill be paid in in­stall­ments by erad­i­cat­ing over­billing.—APP

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