OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE - The Lahore High Court on Wednesday suspended a notification of Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) for the recovery of 20 percent fuel surcharge of two months April and May from the industrial consumers in electricity bill of month October. The court restrained respondents Wapda and Nepra from recovering 20 per cent fuel adjustment surcharge in October bill or on cutting of electricity connections for non-payment of bills till next hearing on November 10. Justice Muhammad Khalid Mehmood Khan of the LHC passed this order on 35 identical petitions of Muhammad Javed, partner M/s Anwar Steel Mills Bhani Road Shalimar Lahore, Mian Yaseen partner Nazir Steel Mills Tajgarsh Manawan Lahore and others 33 industrial units, shocked by inflated bills of October that contained 20 percent fuel adjustment surcharge for the past months also. The petitioners through their counsels submitted that Wapda, Nepra and Lesco are unlawfully recovering 20 percent fuel adjustment surcharge for the past months which are now past and enclosed transaction between the consumers and power distribution companies. They said notification issued on August 8, 2011 by respondents had imposed huge amount in the bills of month October unlawfully. They further said that they get bills on 10th of the each month with last date of bondage on 20th or 21st for its payment and they pay the bills of April and May, and now after lapse of five months, the Wapda authorities have added Rs 2 million to Rs 1 million as additional in the industrial bills according to the 20 percent adding the surcharge that would be a loss and they would not be able to cover from their price of products of past months. They prayed the court to set aside the previous notification of August 8, 2011 and cancel section S.31 (4) of the NEPRA Act declaring the amendment unconstitutional. The court after hearing arguments suspended the notification till further orders and sought reply from respondent party till Nov 10.