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28 February, 2015 / 9 Jamadi-ul-Awwal, 1436
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Wapda: inflated bills

THE role of Wapda in controlling power theft is pathetic. As a result, the country faces a colossal energy crisis. The cause of this is massive corruption and negligence by Wapda officials.

The people who bribe meter reader or other officers pay no electricity bills. On the other hand, those who pay their bills regularly and are not involved in dishonest practices receive reward in the shape of excess units or inflated electricity bills.

In Pakistan there is no reward for honesty. This compels people to resort to illegal and unacceptable options like illegal connections and bribing the officials concerned.

I am one of those who get 200 to 300 excess units of electricity every month. I live in Abdullah Town, Phase 2, Qasimabad, Hyderabad. I went from pillar to post and registered many complaints, but all in vain.

I would like to ask the water and power minister and other officers concerned why are honest people, who are never involved in power theft, sent inflated electricity bills? Why is honesty in our country not rewarded?

ISHFAQUE RUSTAMANI
Hyderabad


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Engineer A.K Baloch
Sep 08, 2013 09:48am

I am totally agree with Mr Ishfaque because i am also one of those who get 100 to 200 excess units of electricity in every month.

Murad IQBAL
Sep 08, 2013 10:39am

Very sorry to hear this. We are at the lowest level of corruption happening under sky. If your bills are 200-300 extra, you can take a timestamped photograph of your meter and its reading, and submit complain in all relevant govt. departments. Also I think you can file a judicial complain on this.