NEPRA imposes Rs31 million fine on HESCO after 15 citizens electrocuted to death


ISLAMABAD – The National Electrical Power and Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has slapped a heavy fine of Rs 31 million on Hyderabad Electric Supply Company (HESCO) over the deaths of citizens due to electrocution in Sindh’s city.

NEPRA in a statement said that the fine has been imposed due to power supply company’s geave negligence that led to casualties from July 2019 till October 2020.

It revealed that 15 people, including five HESCO empolyees, were electrocuted to death during the said period.

“A three-member committee was formed to investigate cases of electrocution, and HESCO was found guilty of negligence in 12 out of 15 cases,” read the statement.

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