Karachi, January 19, 2017 (PPI-OT):Advisor to Federal Ombudsman Muhammad Yamin has said that K.E. powered down power users due to which they are wailing at the Ombudsman court in order to get instant justice. These thoughts were expressed by the Advisor on occasion of hearing of applications against K-Electric at Deputy Commissioner Malir’s Camp Office. He said that the court is providing swift justice by deduction the bills prepared on approximation taking quick notice of complaints for which there is no fee or lawyer required.
He said that applications about government/semi government authorities could be submitted to the Ombudsman Court and applications against K.E. are increasing day by day. He said more that Ombudsman Court is providing justice to the citizens at their doorsteps on district level for which there is no example could be found. Applicant Noor Jahan told that she was living merely on the pension while she could not join a job as her two handicapped children needed intense care, on the other hand K.E. sent her excessive bill, she demanded justice.
The Court deducted the excess amount and corrected her bill. She went back praying in favour of Federal Ombudsman. Applicant Shabana Naz along with her husband told the Ombudsman Court that they lived in a one room house along with their three children and hardly affords daily expenses, in spite of this K.E. sent an excessive bill imposing allegations of power theft, but in fact they did not steal the power. Upon which the court perused the report of K.E.’s representative and rejected such allegations and provided them justice to upend IRB included in the bill.
Applicant Muhammad Abdullah told the Court severely shedding tears that he was very poor and ready to pay the bill with as per meter reading but could not afford to pay excess amount, the Judge of the Court Mr. Muhammad Yamin upended excessive billing, upon which he rejoiced much and thanked the Court and went back making prayers. Applicant Muhammad Usman told his story to the Court that he had been paying the bill regularly, in spite K.E. sent him excessive bill which he could not afford to pay, the Court showed extreme anger and provided him justice deduction excess amount from the bill.
Applicant Muhammad Yousuf told the Court that he used the power only for half an hour in a day for storing the water but in spite of this K.E. sent him a bill of huge amount, he told more even his connection had been disconnected due to non payment but billing amount increased ten times more by K.E., he requested the Court for provision of justice, upon which Mr. Muhammad Yamin ordered to representative of K.E. to produce a detailed report before the Court on 24th January.
Perusing the application of Fazal Wahab and Asif Ali, the Court advised them to take advantage of “Payment Loyalty Revenue” (PLR) scheme of K.E. the Court made judgment on application of Saif Ul Mulook and Iqbal Ahmed Khan after consulting representative of K.E., after which the Court was dismissed.
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