K-Electric asks SHC to disqualify PPP candidate for defaulting on bills

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) issued on Thursday notices to a Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) candidate, Ghulam Murtaza Baloch, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and others on a petition filed by K-Electric (K-E) against the candidate.

A two-member bench heard the K-E petition in which the power utility had claimed that Baloch was a defaulter of K-E. A lawyer representing K-E, Iftikhar Ahmed, claimed that the PPP candidate owed outstanding dues amounting to Rs9.09 million to the power utility.

The SHC was informed that Baloch had been using electricity to run tube wells for agricultural purposes since 2011 but he did not pay power bills. The K-E lawyer requested the court to bar Baloch from contesting the polls for being a power defaulter.

Published in The Express Tribune, 13th July, 2018