IESCO Shuts Down Power for 41 Govt. Depts Over Non-Payment of Bills

Islamabad Electricity Supply Company (IESCO) has disconnected the supply of electricity to 41 government departments due to non-payment of bills worth over Rs. 80 million.

IESCO has taken this step in lieu of a campaign against the electricity bill defaulters. The said departments include Doctors Hostel of Polyclinic, sub-office of Islamabad Chief Commissioner, PWD, Ministry of Religious Affairs, Capital Development Authority, DG Special Education, Ministry of Petroleum, and PTV.


IESCO Fined Rs. 4 Million for Poor Performance

The offices under chief commissioner Islamabad owe Rs. 7.845 million to the IESCO. PWD is a defaulter of Rs. 44.51 million, Doctors Hostel of Polyclinic Rs. 4.31 million, CDA Rs. 18.31 million, Ministry of Education Rs. 0.5 million, Ministry of Religious Affairs Rs. 5 million, and the Ministry of Petroleum is a defaulter of Rs. 3.91 million.

The campaign against defaulters is in full swing in all the five circles under IESCO. Also, the power supply company gives up to six-months’ of time before disconnecting power supply of government departments.

According to the IESCO officials, the power will be restored only after the payment of dues.

Via: Nation

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