KARACHI – The Karachi Electric Supply Company has stated that its office in Khokar Club area of Shah Faisal Colony was attacked by a mob of defaulting power consumers.
Due to persisting overloading on the PMTs they had become non-functional and as per KESC’s policy, replacement of defaulting, overloaded PMTs is initiated on the undertaking of clearing outstanding dues. At around 4:40pm, a mob surrounded and then attacked the KESC Khokhar Club office, demanding replacement of the said faulty PMTs.
They mobsters damaged the furniture and equipment inside the premises, while the KESC staff on-site had to escape from the premises to avoid harm.
KESC stated that the recent upsurge in violence against the power utility by its defaulting consumers is not only alarming but also unfortunate. Consumers need to realise their responsibility as well since KESC has a stringent and zero tolerance policy against wilful defaulters and power thieves.
It said that those who assume that they can use free electricity were quite mistaken, as they were doing a wrong with majority of honest bill-paying consumers.