Musharraf slapped with Rs. 500,000 fine by electricity department for misuse

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Lahore, July 2 (ANI): Former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf has been asked to pay 500,000 rupees as electricity charges for his Chak Shahzad farm house, where he has been receiving electricity at much lower cost.

Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO) Managing Director Tahir Basharat Cheema told a private television that he was unaware about Musharraf receiving electricity at a subsidized rate.

Cheema said following an extensive investigation carried out at the farm house, it was revealed that Musharraf indeed was getting cheaper electricity, and a bill of 500,000 rupees was subsequently sent to the former President.

The bill remains unpaid till date, The Daily Times reports.

It may be noted that the Pakistan Public Accounts Committee had found 34 cases of wrong applications of concessional tariff and 14 cases of power theft by the powerful residents of Chak Shahzad, following an inquiry into the case of cheap electricity being provided to Musharraf's farm house in the area.

According to the inquiry, which covered 522 connections of the farmhouses in Chak Shahzad, a total of 32 residents were found misusing agriculture/tubewell tariff to their advantage, including General Musharraf. (ANI)

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