The Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) has issued notices to different government institutes to clear their pending Electricity bills.
According to details, several government institutes were asked to pay their remaining electricity dues.
The parliament lodges have pending electricity dues worth Rs 11 crore 20 lac, the Prime minister secretariat has Rs 8 crore 40 lac, and the interior ministry has to clear pending bills worth Rs 8 crore 30 lac.
The CDA, Pak secretariat, and Cantt secretariat have to pay Rs 2 billion 88 crores, Rs 68 crore 90 lac, and Rs 7 crore 90 lac respectively.
The other government institutes that have to clear the outstanding electricity bills include WASA, the railway ministry, federal police, and the ministry for planning which have to pay Rs 44 crore 60 lac, Rs 14 crore 70 lac, Rs 14 crore 60 lac, and Rs 1 crore 20 lac.
Furthermore, the IESCO will disconnect the electricity of these institutes that failed to clear their outstanding electricity bills.
Last Year in December Govt ordered to reduce the use of electricity by 30 percent in offices.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif directed to set up of a committee for reducing electricity consumption in government offices by 30 percent.
The committee will comprise of the Federal Minister for Energy, Federal Minister for Planning, Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Resources, and relevant secretaries. The Prime minister gave the direction while chairing a meeting of the federal cabinet.
The meeting was apprised that the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and the National Energy Efficiency and Conversation Authority (National Energy Efficiency and Conversation) have also prepared an awareness campaign about energy-saving and austerity.
The federal cabinet discussed the Energy Saving Plan presented by the Power Division. The meeting was briefed on the consultation conducted so far with the stakeholders regarding the energy-saving plan.