Bahria Town Faces Power Disconnection Due to Unpaid Dues Worth Rs762 Million


Lahore Electric Supply Company (Lesco) has disconnected power supply to Bahria Town due to outstanding dues amounting to over Rs762 million. The decision to cut off power was made by Lesco’s Raiwind division executive engineer after repeated reminders to Bahria Town administration went unheeded.

The dues, pertaining to fuel price adjustments and quarterly tariff adjustments, had been pending for some time. Despite reminders and legal proceedings, Bahria Town failed to clear the outstanding amount. Even after the Supreme Court referred the case to the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra), which upheld Lesco’s stance, Bahria Town did not comply.

After exhausting all options, Lesco decided to disconnect power supply to Bahria Town. Despite attempts to negotiate payment terms, Bahria Town refused to settle the dues, leading to the disconnection.

In a separate incident, Lesco uncovered power theft by an industrial customer in Chuhng. During an anti-power theft campaign, Lesco’s team found that electricity was being pilfered through tampering with the meter. The customer was fined Rs400,000 and legal action was taken against them.

Lesco remains committed to enforcing regulations and ensuring fair payment practices to maintain a reliable power supply for all customers.

Story by Khalid Hasnain

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