KE continues loadshedding, sends inflated bills amid Covid crisis

KARACHI: K-Electric continues carrying out loadshedding and sending inflated bills to citizens. The authorities, including Sindh government and court need to take action against the utility, citizens told PPI.

A citizen of Gulistan-e-Johar, Mansoor, said that KE had sent him Rs75,000 supplementary bill to mint illegal money. His average house bill comes around Rs3,000, he said. He demanded handing over of the KE to the Sindh government as the company had failed to meet the demand of the citizens. He said despite repeated complains, the KE is not correcting the bill.

Another citizen, Abdul Rasool, said that despite closure of shops and markets in the evenings due to smart lockdown, the power utility continued to carry out loadshedding. "The KE is also sending inflated and supplementary bills to the citizens, which shows the power entity is minting illegal money to cover up the loss it faced due to payment of fines over the death of citizens in electrocution during last heavy rains," he said.

There has been huge protests and cry of people since the last two months. The businessmen as well as social parties have denounced the attitude of the KE and demanded of its handing over to the government. - PPI