Hike in electricity tariff challenged in Lahore High Court
LHC orders Nepra to decide pleas within 15 days: Loadshedding duration reaches 10 to 11 hours in Karachi
By News Desk
August 28, 2023 11:40 AM
The increase in electricity bills was challenged Monday in the Lahore High Court (LHC), reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The court ordered the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) to hear the petitioner and take a decision within 15 days.
“There are petitions already under hearing in the Nepra. They should be decided within 15 days,” Justice Muhammad Raza Qureshi ordered.
He conducted the hearing on the plea filed by Abdul Mateen.
On the other hand, the duration of loadshedding in Karachi city is between 10 and 11 hours.
People living in different areas including Steel Town, Ram Swami, Model Colony, Malir, Sarjani Town, Khuda Ki Basti, Nusrat Bhutto Colony and Buzta Line are affected by the loadshedding.
Power supply is suspended from morning to evening in the name of maintenance, people said.
The K-Electric spokesperson, on the other hand, said that unannounced loadshedding was not being done anywhere in Karachi.
“Cable and technical faults should not be equated with loadshedding. Load management is done in areas hit by electricity theft,” he added.
Reporter: Malik Ashraf