Mechanism ready for resolution of KE-SSGC row

ISLAMABAD: The Centre is expected to set a time frame and mechanism for settlement of huge dues to and from K-Electric, including at-source deduction of some provincial bills, to facilitate smooth functioning of two Karachi-based utilities — Sui Sothern Gas Company and KE — and ease the sufferings of Karachiites.

A senior government official said the Centre had prepared working papers for a special meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Energy (CCoE) to be presided over by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday (today) on the single point agenda of the prevailing power crisis in Karachi.

The crux of the working papers, said the official, was that both utilities needed cash and gas flows for streamlining in the interest of the people of Karachi irrespective of lapses and hidden objectives of some stakeholders.

Published in Dawn, 23rd April, 2018