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Serving inflated tax notices: E&T nails 25 officials for mismanagement

LAHORE: The Punjab Excise and Taxation (E&T) Department has arrested 25 officials on charges of sending inflated property tax notices to the consumers against the policy of the government. The overbilling has been detected in different cities including Lahore, Rawalpindi, Toba Tek Singh, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Gujrat and Sheikhupura and the action has been taken after the chief minister took notice ... Read More »

ICCI seeks urgent removal of faster electricity meters

ISLAMABAD: The businessmen community of the capital protested against the installation of new power meters that run 30-35 percent faster than the old ones and demanded their urgent replacement. The demand was made during a meeting held at Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry auditorium. Presiding over the meeting, the ICCI chief said that business community had been demanding since ... Read More »

Overbilling: Businessmen snub 35pc faster electricity meters

ISLAMABAD: Businessmen in a meeting at Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry strongly protested against the installation of new faster electricity meters, which run 30-35 percent faster than the old ones and called upon the government to ensure their urgent replacement to save the business activities from further damage and consumers from unjustified overbilling. Chairing the meeting, Muzzamil Hussain Sabri, ... Read More »

Commercial audit of electricity overbilling soon: Khawaja Asif

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Water and Power, Khawaja Muhammad Asif informed the house that commercial audit of electricity overbilling is expected to be completed during the next few days. In a statement in the House he said top listed audit firms from private sector are carrying out the audit to determine the causes of overbilling. He said apart from possibility of ... Read More »

GEPCO recovers Rs 9.43 from defaulters in September

  SIALKOT: The Gujranwala Electric Power Company (GEPCO) has recovered Rs 9.43 billion from both small and big defaulters in September. According to GEPCO officials, they have recovered Rs 8.42 billion from the private sector while the government sector also deposited Rs 430 million in this regard. GEPCO has also started a campaign to disconnect power connections of hundreds of ... Read More »

PTI bluntly confronts Nawaz govt for skyrocketing electricity bills

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) of Imran Khan on Monday strongly confronted the government for skyrocketing electricity bills, mounted prices of vegetables and fruits and prolonged loadshedding. PTI committee also placed various demands before the Nawaz Sharif government. The PTI core committee which met here said that the government paid off circular debt on pretext of ending loadshedding but load shedding ... Read More »

Govt urged to build small dams to boost economy

ISLAMABAD: The newly-elected president of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI), Muzzamil Sabri, has said that the government should build small dams to produce low-cost energy and to overcome prevailing power crisis, which will also help grow business activities in the country. He was addressing the taking over ceremony was at Chambers House, in which a large number of ... Read More »