Karachi has faced the worst load shedding in history. People do not get a good sleep at night, but there is even a long shutdown during the day. Despite this, NEPRA has approved to increase the price of electricity by Rs. 9.42 paisa.
NEPRA was set up to protect the rights of consumers but now this authority is working entirely in the interest of the power companies, An example of this is the decision to be made without hearing from the consumers. To date, NEPRA has never questioned K Electric How many of its generating plants are working and why it does not increase power generation. Why has NEPRA only allowed K Electric to establish a monopoly in Karachi?
This was stated by Kaukab Iqbal, Chairman, Consumers Association of Pakistan, while talking to media persons at CAP Head Office. He said that K Electric has failed to provide electricity to the consumers as per the demand. Billions of rupees are being collected from consumers even though there is no electricity. It is not known under what expediency only K Electric is allowed to work in Karachi. Load shedding can be avoided.
He said that in today’s world keeping in view the competitive laws, monopoly of a single company cannot be established. When there is an atmosphere of competition, every company will not only provide better service but also offer cheaper electricity to the citizens.
Kaukab Iqbal demanded from the government that NEPRA should be abolished immediately and an investigation should be carried out into the assets of the chairman and members to find out how much they have benefited from various power companies and how much money they have amassed. He said that the decision of NEPRA to increase the prices of electricity unilaterally was not accepted. In response to a question.
Kaukab Iqbal said that the qibla of K Electric can be straightened in a month if the customers of K Electric join the campaign “Bijili Do Bill Lo”.