A division bench of Supreme Court headed by Justice Khalil-ur-Rehman Ramday while observing that the load-shedding has been going on for a number of years, which reached its peak last year directed PTCL to improve its services affected by the power load-shedding within five weeks’ time.
The bench had taken a suo moto notice of the poor service on a column, published in a local newspaper. On Monday, PTCL chief technical officer Mohammad Nasarullah appeared and earlier the regional manager Lahore had appeared, defending by giving reason of over-loadshedding.
They had arranged alternate power batteries but these are insufficient to meet the requirements. Bench observed that this was the biggest negligence on part of PTCL authorities. Bench observed, we are surprised that PTCL did not make necessary arrangements after experiencing the load-shedding.
It has been sleeping over the matter with putting up batteries which even a layman of the country knows, these are not effective in the kind of load-shedding that the country is experiencing. Nasarullah stated before the court that PTCL needs time to improve the services. The bench gave the time period of five weeks to PTCL to reduce all difficulties and there would be no more excuses would be acceptable as the bench added while winding up the case till the next date of hearing.
Via [Business Recorder]