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... Read more
No corruption found in Nandipur Power Project
Khawaja Asif, Minister of Power and Water, addressing the National Assembly Standing Committee on Water and Power said that the Nandipur Power Project inquiry didn’t find any corruption in the project, but it was the incompetence of the government engineers and delay by law ministry that delayed completion of... Read more
Electricity bill defaulters list sent to NAB
Wapda has sent the list of electricity bill defaulters to NAB, National Accountability Bureau, in order to have the money recovered. Wapda sent the list of defaulters who owe more than Rs100,000. According to the latest figures, Rs382.7 billion is the total amount that needs to be collected from... Read more
IESCO CEO Sacked

IESCO CEO Sacked

News December 10, 2015 0

Islamabad Electric Supply Company, Iesco, CEO Yousaf Awan has been sacked by Wapda for alleged corruption. According to Wapda, Mr. Awan was involved in taking bribes to hire people for jobs instead of hiring them on merit. Mr. Awan and Tariq Mehmood, Director General HR, both were involved and... Read more
Energy crisis not to be resolved anytime soon
The major energy companies are operating without top management officers which is hindering progress to solve the energy crisis. OGDC, PSO, and Sui Northern Gas Pipeline don’t have managing directors which is becoming a problem to tackle the energy crisis says petroleum minister Shahid Abbasi. Due to various reasons,... Read more
WAPDA workers union protest against privatization
All Pakistan Wapda Hydro Electric Workers Union, CBA, held a rally on Wednesday in Hyderabad against the government’s plan of privatization and unsafe working conditions. CBA’s president, Abdul Latif Nizamani, claimed that Wapda’s transmission system is obsolete and can’t withstand the load. He said the system can only produce... Read more
Government not to pay Rental Power Plants capacity charges
The government will not pay Rental Power Plants, RPPs, capacity charges even though it was initially agreed to be paid. The Rental Power Plants were set up by the previous government, and the agreement was marred by corruption scandal. During the previous government’s tenure, the rental power plant deal... Read more
The government has announced an amnesty scheme for electricity bill defaulters to encourage defaulters to pay the outstanding dues. The scheme was originally going to waive 50% of the bill if it was paid by July, 40% by August, and 30% by September. The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) gave... Read more
The Story of Shahid: Another Victim of Excessive Electricity Overbilling
The story of Shahid, a poor resident of Chakray in Rawalpindi who makes a living by cleaning people’s homes, is similar to many other deprived people who’ve borne the brunt of government corruption and inflated electricity bills. The government recently claimed that it had conducted an investigation and audit... Read more