ISLAMABAD -- The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government, through a legislation in the upcoming National Assembly session , is set to impose up to three-year imprisonment for electricity overbilling
and wrong billing to consumers across the country.
LAHORE -- The Lahore Electric Supply Company (Lesco) has rejected the overbilling
data presented to the ministry of energy (power division) by the Power Information Technology Company (PITC), terming it harmful to its efforts for customer satisfaction.
ISLAMABAD -- A parliamentary panel dismissed Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa industries claim of overbilling
after Sui Northern Gas Pipeline's (SNGPL), managing director promised to resolve the problem.
Awais Leghari said the problem of overbilling
would be resolved once the law on the subject passed by the Senate.
He also said the problem of overbilling
would be resolved once the law on the subject is passed by the Senate.
He declared that the overbilling
problem would be resolved after a piece of legislation in that regard was passed by the Senate.
The National Assembly's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) directed the Ministry of Power Division and National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) on Thursday to address the issue of overbilling
of honest consumers which is done to recover line losses worth a whopping Rs200 billion.
Federal Minister for Power Division Sardar Awais Ahmad Khan Leghari has warned chief executive officers of Discos against overbilling
, wrong meter-reading and fake billing and has directed to resolve the issues within 45 days or get ready to face the music.
They added that due to overbilling
and undue fines they were not able to deposit the monthly bills.
Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has called on all power distributors to always make sure that its customers are fairly billed after favoring one businessman in an overbilling
case against the country's largest distribution utility Manila Electric Co.
Major construction company Lend Lease agreed last week to pay $50 million to avoid fraud charges related to overbilling
city, state and federal agencies over the span of a decade for overtime that was never worked.
Greuel said, "We uncovered serious wrongdoing and negligence, including massive overbilling
by Express, a lack of oversight by city departments and a poorly negotiated contract by the city.