WhatsApp Logo Subscribe
For News Alert

News

Overbilling probe: LESCO alters billing dates to extend period beyond 30 days

By News Desk

July 10, 2024 01:53 PM


Twitter Share Facebook Share WhatsApp Share

In a major development in the Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) overbilling scandal, the Information and Technology (IT) department deliberately removed the meter reading dates from bills, extending the billing period to over 30 days. 

According to the 24NewsHD TV channel, LESCO removed the meter reading dates to conceal overbilling deliberately and overcharge the consumers. 

The sources said the date box was eliminated from the electricity bills, leaving only the month displayed. 

Sources revealed that by hiding the reading dates, consumers were billed for additional units without their knowledge. 

The sources further said that without the specified date, LESCO consumers could not estimate their meter readings accurately, and they paid extra.

This manipulation has prompted inquiries by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA). 

Both the investigative agencies—NAB and FIA—have sought explanations from LESCO regarding the reasons behind this change in the electricity bills and the responsible authority.

Reporter: Shahid Supra


News Desk


Most Read

  1. FJMU celebrates approval of four gynecology sub-specialties FJMU celebrates approval of four gynecology sub-specialties
  2. Bangladesh death toll reaches 105 as govt struggle to quell urest Bangladesh death toll reaches 105 as govt struggle to quell urest
  3. Punjab Police officers on CPEC training scuffle at China airport Punjab Police officers on CPEC training scuffle at China airport
  4. ‘Officially a mom-in-law’: Iffat Omar announces daughter’s engagement ‘Officially a mom-in-law’: Iffat Omar announces daughter’s engagement
  5. Lahore tram project gets Maryam Nawaz's approval Lahore tram project gets Maryam Nawaz's approval
  6. University of Karachi's Professor Zakaria Sajid passes away University of Karachi's Professor Zakaria Sajid passes away