Power supply to defaulters restored under pressure of a senator

Senate Standing Committee on Rules and Regulations was told that senator Mukhtar Ahmad Dhamara got restored power supply to electricity bills defaulters from Kandhkot by pressurizing Wapda officials. Committee met under its chairman Col (Retd) Tahir Mashadi Wednesday in parliament house.

The committee reviewed the privilege motions of senator Mukhtar Ahmad Dhamra and senator Saeed Ghani. Privilege motion by the latter was disposed of being not pressed further.

Chief Executive of Sukkur Electricity Supply Company told the committee that secretary to senator Mukhtar Ahmad Dhamra asked XEN Wapda by telephone to restore the power supply to the defaulting consumers of Kandhkot. These consumers defaulted on the payment of outstanding bills to the tune of Rs 1950000. Outstanding bills amounting to over Rs 100000 have yet to be paid by secretary to senator, he further told.

Committee directed PESCO to recover all the outstanding dues from defaulters and if any laxity is shown in this regard then the concerned officials of Wapda will be proceeded against under the rules.