KE Starts Collecting Up to Rs. 200 as Municipal Tax Via Electricity Bills

K-Electric (KE) has started charging taxes on behalf of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC).

Karachi’s sole power utility company and the KMC have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the former to collect the municipal charges utility tax (MUCT) as part of the electricity bills.

A tax of Rs. 50 tax will be imposed on the use of fewer than 200 units of electricity while consumers using between 200 and 700 will have to pay Rs. 70. Additionally, consumers using more than 700 units of electricity will be charged Rs. 200 as monthly municipal tax.

The MCUT was first levied by the City District Government Karachi when Syed Mustafa Kamal was the Nazim of Karachi in 2009.

The incumbent provincial government has been trying to collect the MUCT via electricity bills for the last year but the opposition parties had hindered this plan.

The Chief Minister (CM) of Sindh, Murad Ali Shah, had proposed to collect the MCUT through electricity bills last year due to the low recovery rate of the tax when collected by KMC directly.

KE has now started charging arbitrary amounts under the guise of the ‘MUCT KMC’ and electricity consumers only got to know about it when they received this month’s electricity bills.


  • KE will collect the municipal tax for KMC. Do KE will perform duty of water supply, clean street and drain for consumers or only restrict collect tax and make profit. KE very shame for this work.

  • Is there any tax left for us. What has kmc done for us. I drive on broken roads, garbage on roads plus garbage bins are so dirty placed on roads, No proper parking ….. nothing at alll …, but yes tax us.. wah!

  • KE should refrain such pathetic and psycho type of collecting all types of illegal taxes? Ill minded people are running KE. Strongly Condemned, don’t challenge the common people let them to live, otherwise u will have no any place to hide, remember Sri Lanka u will be not different than them.

  • Please.
    Provide electricity
    Why shortages
    Industrial area suffering.
    باقی ایک گالی ہے وہ سمجھ گئے ہونگے

  • Is there any tax left for us. What has kmc done for us. I drive on broken roads, garbage on roads plus garbage bins are so dirty placed on roads, No proper parking …..


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