HYDERABAD, Mar 26 (APP):The Members National Assembly of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) have deplored that Hyderabad Electric Supply Company (HESCO) was continuing power outages despite the holy month of Ramazan.
The MQM-P’s MNAs from Hyderabad Sabir Hussain Qaimkhani and Salahuddin
in a statement issued here on Sunday said the consumers were being
forced to go from one office to another without achieving any redress
for their complaints.
According to the MNAs, faults in the power cables and pole mounted
transformers frequently occur but the staff of HESCO take
unjustifiably long time to address those faults.
They said the staff takes weeks to replace or repair a defective transformer.
They said not only the outages were tormenting the people, the
consumers were also being served unjustified electricity bills along
with detection penalties.
The MNAs said the top officers of HESCO were often seen sitting in
their air-conditioned rooms not concerned about the plight of the
They questioned why the recommendations about setting up a one window
service for correction of the bills is not being implemented.
Qaimkhani and Salahuddin also lamented that the gas load shedding and
low pressure was also troubling the citizens even in the holy month
They stated that they were receiving complaints from the citizens
about low pressure or gas outages during Sehri and Iftar timings.
The MNAs asked the officers of Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) to take
notice and address the problems.