LHC Challenges Inflated Electricity Bills, Sends Plea to NEPRA

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The Lahore High Court (LHC) has taken up a plea against inflated electricity bills, highlighting the concerns of the general public. Justice Raza Qureshi presided over the hearing today, where the petitioner raised issues of illegal taxes, over-billing, and the unjustified PTV fee, which have all contributed to the hardships faced by common people.

The petitioner further emphasized that these miscalculated and excessive electricity bills encroach upon the fundamental human rights of the citizens. In light of these grievances, the court has been requested to intervene and declare the recent hike in electricity bills as invalid.

In response to the plea, the LHC has forwarded the matter to the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) and instructed the regulator to address the issue at hand.

Across the country, there is an increasing wave of dissatisfaction and anger surrounding these inflated and unreasonable electricity bills. Frustrated citizens have taken to the streets, resorting to burning their bills in protest.

Social unrest stemming from these exorbitant bills has been observed nationwide, from Karachi to Khyber, with some protests turning violent in certain areas.

In Karachi, citizens have expressed their outrage against K-Electric, the sole power supplier in the city. Many complain that the received bills surpass their monthly salaries, creating an unbearable burden on their financial well-being.

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