The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Wednesday declared fuel adjustment charges in power bills ‘null and void’ and ordered National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) to adjust the charged amount in the future.

The IHC bench comprising Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui heard the petitions against fuel price adjustment which were filed by more than 700 industrialists.

Justice Shaukat Aziz remarked that power distribution companies (DISCOS) cannot include the charges from previous bills into the fresh ones.

The court has issued orders to adjust the collected fuel adjustment charges in the future bills. The decision applies on the bills of industries and common consumers.