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B’stan told to pay Qesco Rs10bn dues

ISLAMABAD: Standing Committee on water and power has directed Balochistan government to shell out 40 per cent of its arrears to Quetta Electricity Supply Company (QESCO) immediately. Committee held its meeting on Tuesday chaired by Senator Lashkari Raisani to seek out briefing from Wapda on electricity supply in Balochistan.
Qesco informed committee that Balochistan has to clear its arrears worth Rs10 billion, which includes Rs6 billion in subsidy grounds. Committee directed Balochistan government to clear 40 per cent of the dues immediately, whereas committee will reconsider regarding the remaining dues in a month’s time.
In response, Chief Secretary Balochistan Ahmed Bux Lehri said that bills sent by Qesco are incorrect, whereas federal minister for water and power Raja Pervaiz Ashraf said it is the habit of provinces that after using six month’s electricity, they blame invoices as incorrect.
QESCO officials informed the committee that during the past seven years, they confronted with Rs247 million damages due to 194 terrorism encounters. Currently, Iran is providing 35MW electricity but we demanded to increase it up to 70MW, whereas separate dialogues are underway to provide 100MW for Gwadar, officials briefed.-Agencies


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