Karachi, 26th August 2014: K-Electric (KE) has sent a letter to the Chief Minister of Sind, Members of the Ministry of Water & Power & Members of the Government of Sind in which the company has appealed that the Sind Government should clear KWSB’s dues as per the understanding between KE members and Chief Minister Sind, Mr Qaim Ali Shah.
Giving details KE’s press statement said that a meeting was held almost 2 months back in which the Chief Minister Sind gave details of the Rs 5 Billion earmarked in the current Sind budget for KWSB’s payment to K-Electric. The meeting also decided that KWSB will be making payments of its monthly bill, which fall in the range of PKR 650 to PKR 700 million. However, after the passage of 2 months, and continuous appeals made to the concerned ministries, no such payments have been made.
It is imperative to mention that KWSB’s total dues have touched PKR 31 Billion, which is no small amount, and despite KWSB being a huge defaulter, KWSB time and time again puts the entirety of its incompetence on K-Electric by claiming its pumping stations are affected and hence water supply to Karachi gets disrupted. KE has rebutted these claims almost every day and for the sake of Karachi and following the Honorable Court’s orders, has not stopped electricity supply to KWSB and nor has it put any of KWSB’s pumping station under any load-shed.
K-Electric urges the Sind Government and the Federal Government to prioritize this matter, as the continuous default of KWSB is hurting KE’s finances and hence, its operations.