Islamabad, August 02, 2013 (PPI-OT): Ministry of Water and Power vide its letter No. PF-05 (030/2012 dated March 8, 2013) asked NAB to assist in recovering overdue bills from defaulters amounting to Rs. 112 billion. Lists provided by Discos later reduced the amount from Rs 112 billion to Rs 76.90 billion.
NAB found glaring mistakes in issuance of electricity bills i.e. bogus billing, fake billing without mentioning names of consumers and without having actual address/premises of the connections.
NAB has approached CEOs of Discos to provide final list of defaulters but most of Discos have not provided final list of defaulters yet. NAB would take punitive action under National Accountability Ordinance (NAO) 1999 in case of noncompliance by the Discos.
Despite the difficulties stated above, NAB has recovered Rs. 1.5 billion from electricity bill defaulters despite the problems in the authenticity of bill defaulters’ lists provided to the Bureau by the distribution companies (Discos).
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