Byline: IQBAL MIRZA
The Karachi Electric Supply Company Limited (KESC) is deliberately avoiding clearing outstanding dues of the independent power projects (IPPs), roughly about Rs 7 billion, to create artificial shortage of power in the city.
KESC's reply to National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) on the alleged purchase of power through rental power projects (RPPs), instead of its own thermal power plants, "thereby declaring the practice against the prudency of business", has been described as "total lie" by Transparency International Pakistan (TIP). Nepra had sought KESC's reply on TIP's complaint on the subject.
Syed Adil Gilani, Chairman of TIP, in a letter sent to Khalid Saeed, Chairman of …