LAHORE: The government is taking measures to further increase power generation and 4,000 MW electricity will be added to the national grid in 2015.
This was stated by Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali during a four-hour long open court (Khuli Kachery) to listen to the grievances of the power consumers fall in the limit of Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) here at LESCO Officer Club, Multan Road.
He said that audit firms were working on the issue of over-billing of electricity and their final report would be presented before the federal cabinet. He suspended an X-En, four SDOs and a Meter Inspector, while ordered arrest of another SDO and registering an FIR against him.
The power consumers brought a large number of complaints regarding over-billing, non-replacement of defective meters and subsequent insertion of average units.
Taking prompt action on the complaints of the consumers, the State Minister suspended the X-En (Allama Iqbal Town Lahore) Chaudhry Manzoor, SDO (Awan Town Lahore) Abdullah Shabbir, SDO (Jiya Musa Lahore) Ehsanullah Farooqi, SDO (Nawan Kot Lahore) Asif Haroon, SDO (Niaz Nagar of Kasur district) Imtiaz Noor and a Meter Inspector of Dholanwal, Lahore. The Minister also ordered arrest of SDO (Pattoki) Muhammad Amjad and registering a case against him. He also issued warnings to various LESCO officers including SDO (Band Road Lahore) and SDO (Liberty Market Lahore) Naeem Qasim.