Earlier yesterday Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah had directed K-Electric to waive off electricity bills for the ongoing month as consumers face business closure and work leaves due to lockdown on the back of Coronavirus. However, the power supply company has refused to take the request into account and will not waive off the dues.
“Despite facing challenges, the K-Electric is providing uninterrupted power supply to the citizens. To ensure this, it is necessary to purchase fuel,” said a spokesperson for K-Electric.
Therefore the company has decided to not waive off the bills instead consumers with dues of Rs 4,000 or under have been given extension in due dates for the bill and can now pay the charges by April 10, the spokesperson informed.
CM Sindh had directed the company to waive off bills under Rs 5,000 for the month and make a 10-month installment plan for those above it. Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani had also stated that in a Geo News program the Sindh government has requested cable operators and landlords as well to ease the consumers’ load by adjusting dues this month.