Musharraf residence electricity connection ordered to be cut: MD PEPCO
Managing Director PEPCO, Tahir Basharat Cheema has said that former President Pervez Musharraf was the defaulter of Rs. 0.5 million and order has been issued to cut-off electricity connection of his farm house in Chak Shahzad.
While addressing a press briefing at WAPDA House in Lahore he said that 34 people including former president Gen (r) Pervez Musharraf have been issued notices for misusing power tariff.
He said that it was a fact that country faced load shedding; however, government was trying to induct 3000 MW electricity into its system in order to overcome the load shedding issue.
He said that PEPCO itself was a defaulter of Rs 90 billion but KESCO has also been served with notice on being defaulter of Rs 17 billion.
Tahir Basharat Cheema further said that auto meter reading system was being introduced in the country to prevent electricity theft.
Similarly, he said that the current electricity crisis was due to refusal to WAPDA for electricity production and tariff provision in the last 12 years.