Wapda has been charging tariff from consumers for a non-functional power plant. The tariff is collected in the form of “capacity charges” for the... Electricity consumers paying tariff for a nonfunctional power plant

Wapda has been charging tariff from consumers for a non-functional power plant. The tariff is collected in the form of “capacity charges” for the Rousch Pakistan Power Limited plant located in Abdul Hakeem in Punjab. These charges were supposed to enable the Rousch Pakistan Power Limited plant to receive gas during the winter. However, for the last two years, the plant hasn’t received any gas. Instead the gas supply intended for the power plant has been routed to the textile industry. Consumers pay approximately Rs600 million per month in tariff for this power plant, which remains nonproductive.