Provincial govt can’t legislate on electricity, gas bills: Power Division
ISLAMABAD: In response to a proposed draft ordinance by Government of Sindh, the Ministry of Energy has clarified that bills for electricity and gas supplied by Federal Entities are in the Federal domain and the Provincial Government cannot legislate upon such subjects.
The Federal Government is fully cognizant of the difficulties arising for the common consumers because of Covid-19 and has taken appropriate steps including installments for all consumers up to 300 units of electricity for three months, said a press release.
In addition to the relief provided by the federal government in the Energy Sector, the federal government has launched the Ehsas Program that will give Rs 12,000 to 12 million eligible families that will transfer Rs144 billion to the deserving people. Prime Minister Imran Khan has instructed the Federal Government, Ministry of Finance to give a relief package of several hundred billions of rupees for the welfare of the deserving citizens during the COVID 19 Pandemic.
If the Sindh Government wants to provide additional relief to the people of the province it should do so by using its own resources.
The federal government has asked the Sindh government not to take any unconstitutional steps. The federal government will continue to extend installments facility for such utilities as long as necessary. – APP