IESCO offers bill installment option to consumers


ISLAMABAD: After the country wide protests against inflated electricity bills, Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) has offered its customers the option of paying their electricity bills on installment.

In a statement, the IESCO Chief Executive, Dr Muhammad Amjad Khan directed all offices of the company to offer the convenience of electricity bill installment plans to visiting customers.

He said if the customers have any inquiries about their electricity bills, they can contact the relevant Sub-Divisional Office, Revenue Office or Customer Service Centers.

The company made the offer amid protest against heavy billing.

Protests erupt in various cities against soaring electricity bills

Earlier on Friday, the Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) has sought the deployment of police force outside its offices in Rawalpindi as consumers have started protesting against inflated bills.

In a letter to the police, IESCO Superintending Engineer said that “Your kind attention is invited towards, this important issue that consumers are visiting different offices of IESCO in shape of group / mob & protesting against the IESCO on electricity issues. The employees of IESCO are feeling un-rest while performing their duties.”

The letter further said that “the situation is quite alarming which may lead to create law & order, damaging of IESCO property/installations etc. It is therefore, requested to kindly deploy Police Force at IESCO, Offices to ensure protection of IESCO, employees & property to avoid unpleasant”.

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