K-Electric Accused of Overbilling Government

News Desk5 days ago

The energy minister said in a statement released today that K-Electric had invoiced the departments of the Sindh government an extra Rs 20 billion over the past ten years.

Syed Nasir Hussain Shah continued, “An audit conducted revealed an overbilling of over Rs 2 billion during last year alone.”

The energy minister continued by saying that the province government had also given the KE billions of rupees to install smart metres in an attempt to stop overbilling, but to no effect.

According to Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, “the KE has yet to install smart metres at Sindh government’s departments despite receiving billions of rupees.”

According to the minister, smart metres would have avoided overbilling and given real-time data.

The minister questioned, “What will happen to citizens when government institutions are overcharged for billions of rupees?”

In addition, he declared that a joint committee will be established to safeguard the public against KE’s excessive billing. According to Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, the Sindh government will make sure that the company’s overbilling practises have no negative impact on the people of Karachi.

Syed Nasir Hussain Shah stated earlier on May 22 that unexpected power load shedding and overbilling should halt.

The energy minister for Sindh stated during a floor speech in the Sindh Assembly that a meeting regarding the electricity load shedding has also been held with the federal government.

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The minister announced that a meeting regarding the accusations against K-electric will take place on Friday in Karachi.

“We are acting in accordance with protocol and standing by the people of the province. The K-electric could not be taken over by us,” he remarked.

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