THIS is apropos the letters ‘Merge KE with national grid’ and KE incompetence’ (July 14). I fully agree with the views expressed by the writers. K-Electric performance and dealing with its consumers are deteriorating day by day.
It has been noted with great concern that, in spite of the pathetic performance by the company, it is now recovering billions of rupees from its customers on account of fuel adjustment charges as well as these charges related to 2018 and 2019.
The people of Karachi have been compelled to pay these charges in the monthly electricity bills for the last several months on the threat that non-payment will mean electricity disconnect.
In view of its poor performance and the way it is cheating consumers, it is time KE was nationalised or else the federal government should take over its management. The earlier a decision is taken by the government in this regard, the better it would be for Pakistan and Karachi.
Abdul Bari Khan
Published in Dawn, August 1st, 2020