Against excessive billing: NA passes bill for ‘empowering’ NEPRA

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Thursday passed an all-important legislation ‘The Regulation of Generation, Transmission and Distribution of Electric Power (Amendment) Bill 2018 with a majority of votes for addressing consumers’ issues related to over or excessive billing by power distribution companies.

The bill empowers National Electric Power Regulatory Authority to address the issue of excessive billing in the country by awarding punishment of three years imprisonment to officials of the power distribution companies if found involved in over billing or wrong billing.

Published in The Express Tribune, 16th March, 2018