Power companies have been accused of supplying electricity to industries between 6:30 pm to 4 am despite government’s instructions of halting electric supply to... Power companies not complying with government orders

Power companies have been accused of supplying electricity to industries between 6:30 pm to 4 am despite government’s instructions of halting electric supply to industries during those times. Pakistan Electric Power Company, PEPCO, has issued show-cause notices to heads of electric companies to explain within a week why they aren’t complying with government orders.

Lahore Electric Supply Company has been supplying 110 megawatts of electricity to industries during those hours, and its Chief Executive, Qaiser Zaman, has been given a show-cause notice to explain why it has been supplying electricity to industries. Similarly, Gujranwala Electric Company has been supplying 442 megawatts of electricity to industries, and its C.E, Zahoor Ahmed, has been asked to explain his stand. Islamabad Electric Supply Company has been supplying 114 megawatts of electricity, and its C.E, Mohammad Yousuf, has been presented a show-cause notice. Multan Electric Supply Company has been providing 88 megawatts of electricity, and its C.E, Muzaffar Abbasi, has been given a show-cause notice. Faisalabad Electric Company has been supplying 64 megawatts, and its C.E., Rasheed Ahmad, has been given a show-cause notice. Hyderabad Electric Supply Company has been providing 39 megawatts of electricity, and its C.E, Mohammad Saleem, has been presented a show-cause notice.

Almost 860 megawatts of electricity was being supplied to industries during the prohibited times. This electricity could’ve fulfilled the demands of the residential consumers. PEPCO has warned that strict disciplinary action will be taken against the violators.