Islamabad -The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority has summoned a hearing on Tuesday (today) against the complaints of ‘planned excessive billing’ to gobble millions of hard earned rupees of Karachitis over being consumers of Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC).

The KESC is allegedly involved in sending inflated bills to all categories of consumers in monthly bills despite paying regular bills. The areas from where complaints received included Korangi, Malir and Shah Faisal Colony. Similarly, following the serious notice taken by Consumer Affair Division of National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) against the revelation of a secret plan of Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) pertaining over billing to pressed consumers in monthly bills had terminated Deputy General Manager (DGM) Distribution & Finance Muhammad Shoaib Siddiqui from the service only to save the skins of mighty bigwigs at the KESC. Interestingly, the DGM had emailed this secret plan over the sweet will of company’s high-ups, yet the unbridled management of the KESC had made him a scapegoat.

However, in accordance to the available Nepra’s letter dated May 21, 2013 with a subject ‘Complaint filed by Muhammad Ilyas, General Secretary, Muslim Islahi Committee under Section 39 of the Regulation of Generation, Transmission and Distribution of Electric Power Act, 1997 against KESC regarding planned excessive billing’ said to probe further into the matter, a hearing has been scheduled to be held on Tuesday in a private hotel at Karachi.

The regulator has also directed concerned authorities to approach Muhammad Shoaib Siddiqui, Ex-Deputy General Manger (Finance) to attend the said session of hearing.