LHC seeks power outages detailed report

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LHC seeks power outages detailed report

The Lahore High Court Chief Justice on Monday sought a detail report and reply on electricity load-shedding in Punjab from Ministry Of Water and Power, Ministry of Petroleum, Ministry of Finance and other respondents.


“No priority is being seemed regarding the load-shedding,” Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial observed while deferring the hearing till May 03 on petitions against unscheduled load-shedding Punjab.

During the course of hearing, the law officer of Lesco submitted in the court a report on load-shedding.

Advocate Azhar Siddique, the petitioner counsel, pointed out load-shedding was not being conducted in few private housing societies and industrial areas of the province.

He said besides the common man the patients in government hospitals were also suffering from the unscheduled load shedding. Pepco’s counsel Khawaja Tariq Raheem appeared before the court and accused Lesco of laod-shedding by saying that due supply of electricity was being provided to the Lesco.

“The Lesco is misguiding the public on the issue,” the counsel added.

At this, the chief justice observed there should be difference between the consumers who paid bill and defaulters. The chief justice added no priority was being appeared by the quarters concerned against the load-shedding. The court adjourned hearing till May 03 and directed the respondents to submit detail report and reply on electricity load-shedding in Punjab.



Courtesy: The Nation

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