KESC waives electricity bills for 6 months

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KARACHI - Karachi Electric Supply Company has made a declaration to stand alongside the families of the victims of ill-fated Abbas Town tragedy. As a humanitarian gesture, it has announced exemption of their outstanding arrears of electricity bill payment. It has also decided to grant a waiver on electricity bill payment for the next six months.

According to the statement, KESC has taken this decision purely on compassionate grounds after the tragic deaths in the Sunday blasts at Iqra City Apartment and Rabia Flower Apartment in Abbas Town, Karachi. KESC stated that it would seek assistance and coordination of the civic and voluntary agencies to arrive at a list of the affected families.

All outstanding arrears and next six month’s power bills of these families would be paid by KESC as a gesture of support. Also, to share their burden in their moment of grief, KESC will not be sending any power bills for the next six months. KESC has provided this modest relief to the aggrieved families in their time of sorrow under its Corporate Social Responsibility initiative at a time when most of the families have lost their bread earners.

As a responsible corporate citizen, it was under a similar initiative that KESC had waived outstanding arrears and six months electricity bills of victim’s families of the Baldia Factory inferno last September. KESC reiterated its pledge to continue playing a significant role in the lives of the City’s population; its esteemed customers.

MQM TO LAUNCH MOVEMENT AGAINST GOVT IF NEEDED: Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader Dr Farooq Sattar Tuesday warned the government that if it does not fulfill its duties for protection of citizens then MQM will launch movement against the government. 

Speaking to reporters after visiting the bomb-hit Abbas Town apartments on Tuesday, Sattar said massacre of civilians must come to an end. He said that Abbas Town tragedy was the worst Yazidiat of the current era. He said that the objective of his visit was to show sympathy and solidarity with the victims.

The MQM leader demanded the government to must ensure full rehabilitation of the affected families, otherwise, MQM workers would launch a programme for the rehabilitation of blast victims. It is the question of country’s existence and security, he said.

“All options are open in front of the Rabita Committee. We will take the best decisions to save city and country,” he said.

Meanwhile, the convocation-2013 of Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) will be held on March 26 at Expo Centre. The arrangements for the 16th convocation were reviewed at a meeting chaired by Chancellor ZA Nizami and attended, among others, by Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Jawed Rizvi, Registrar Shah Mahmood Hussain, Engineering Consultant Mohammed Shafique, Director Finance and other officials. It was informed that this year about 1000 students including those graduating in Masters will be receiving their degrees in the disciplines of Computer, Electronics, Civil, Bio-Medical and Telecom engineering besides Computer Science.

The VC informed that all the final year results have been compiled. He said that prior to the Convocation; the University’s Board of Governors will meet on March 25. In the meeting, the chancellor also reviewed the admissions-2013 process and was informed that the process has completed and now regular classes were being held.


Courtesy: The Nation

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