KE extends due date for bills below Rs 4000 to April 10

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The K-Electric (KE) is fully cognizant of its responsibilities and committed to standing by the people of Karachi during this unprecedented situation. The power utility is ensuring business continuity even in these difficult circumstances and has stepped forward to provide relief to customers by ensuring uninterrupted power supply and exempting critical hospital sites from load-shed.
In light of the request made by the Provincial Government and to further facilitate customers, K-Electric (KE) has also decided to extend the due dates of all bills below Rs 4,000 till April 10, 2020. The power utility is compelled to emphasise that providing uninterrupted power to Karachi’s citizens is its highest responsibility right now especially as people continue to stay indoors. Discharging this responsibility requires business continuity and the ability to make necessary fuel purchases.
The power utility has been bringing to the attention of the Provincial and Federal Government for several months that K-Electric (KE) outstanding dues have ballooned to over PKR 240 billion; an unsustainable level which can drastically impact K-Electric’s ability to manage routine operations. K-Electric (KE) has urgently appealed to both the Federal and Provincial Government for payments against these outstanding dues so that the power utility can continue service provision. K-Electric (KE)will continue to closely monitor the developing situation and remain engaged with relevant authorities to ensure that it can continue to serve its customers and ensure reliable power supply.
The same instruction was issued by Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah to the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) as well. “Consumers whose monthly bill is up to 2,000 should be allowed to pay the amount in 10 installments,” the Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said. However, the gas company had not issued any statement in this regard till the filing of this story late on Sunday night. TheChief Minister Syeed Murad Ali Shah also said that electricity and gas connections would not be cut off in the next two months. Owners of homes and shops were asked to show flexibility in rent collection.
Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said he would request the federal government to ensure continuous supplies of gas and fuel to power producers and gas distribution companies.