Karachi, June 28, 2019: Multiple power connections of KMC have been disconnected today on account of non-payment of monthly electricity bills as the municipal body still owes PKR 4.11 billion to the power utility. The honorable court had directed KMC to pay monthly electricity bills from April 2019 onwards to KE out of which no payment has been made since Honorable Supreme Court Order in April 2019.
KE had served several notices to the municipality for payment of monthly electricity bills, before disconnection. KE is hopeful that court orders will be followed and outstanding payments will be made at the earliest. KE also condemns damage to KE property at one of its offices by KMC later in the day.
The outstanding receivables of K-Electric (KE) have ballooned to PKR 54.39 billion on account of outstanding payments from various federal and provincial public sector entities, including Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB), which owes Rs 32.07 billion to KE.