The Lahore High Court, Rawalpindi bench, has directed the authorities to remove the fuel adjustment charges from the electricity bills of all consumers, providing significant relief to all electricity consumers instead of just lifeline users.
The decision was delivered on Tuesday by the LHC Rawalpindi bench, presided over by Justice Jawad Hassan. The bench was deliberating over a petition submitted by attorney Ch Rizwan Elahi.
The petitioner asked the court to stop charging the electricity consumers with fuel adjustment fees.
The court ordered the government to remove fuel adjustment charges from the bills when announcing the decision, saying that all power users should receive relief instead of simply those who use 200 units or less.
In the meantime, today’s case challenging the petroleum adjustment fees was heard by Justice Anwaar Hussain of the Lahore High Court.
Pakistan Kisan and the leader of the Labour Party, Sardar Mehrab Hassan, filed the plea asking for temporary relief for farmers and domestic consumers.
The plea was denied by the court. However, it requested a response in this regard from the federal government, Lesco, and other power distribution firms.
However, the court gave Mudassar Majid, an agricultural consumer, a temporary respite in relation to the fuel adjustment fees.
The court ordered to merge all petitions together related to the same subject and planned to fix them for a hearing on September 13.