Several provincial departments defaulter of electricity bills: Shahid Khaqan


ISLAMABAD, Jan 13 (APP): Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Wednesday said several provincial departments were defaulter of electricity bills worth billions of rupees.
Replying to a question on behalf of Minister for Water and Power in National Assembly, he, however, said the ministry had also succeeded to recover bills from some departments but
several institutions were still defaulters. Giving an example, the minister said electricity connection of WASA Haiderabad was disconnected due to non payment of more
than Rs one billion but the said department succeeded to get stay order and its connection was ultimately restored. He admitted that some institutions were also involved in
extra consumption of electricity. Replying to another question, Shahid Khaqan informed the
House that 25-30 small dams were being constructed in provinces. Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) and provinces were executing the projects of small dams, he added.