Govt to give relief to salaried class in budget  Baligh

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Lahore:   Punjab Governor Muhammad Baligh-ur-Rehman said that serving the people and providing them with basic facilities are among the top priorities of the government.
He was talking to a delegation of LESCO  board members led by Chairman Board of Directors, Hafiz Mian Muhammad Nauman, which  called on him here on Friday at Governor House .

In the meeting, a detailed briefing was given on the overall performance of LESCO Lahore and the steps taken to provide uninterrupted electricity to the people.

The Governor said that the government is making great efforts to provide relief to the salaried class, and the common people in the budget. He directed the board members to resolve the problems related to the supply of electricity to the consumers.

He said that it is the responsibility of all the government institutions to ensure timely measures to redress the grievances of the people. . He added that LESCO employees should treat customers with courtesy.

Chairman Board of Directors of LESCO Hafiz Mian Muhammad Nauman said that so far  5,000 complaints have been redressed. He said that dues of 7 billion rupees from government departments and 26 billion from non-government organizations are pending. He said that they have given instructions to supply electricity to WASA, hospitals and jails despite non-payment of dues. He said that measures have been taken to remedy over-billing. A Chinese company will soon supply new digital meters to all users. The legal department of LESCO has been reconstituted to deal with these pending cases quickly, while the defaulting properties will be permanently blacklisted and the electricity supply will remain disconnected until the dues are paid. The chairman said that the construction of workshops in four districts will be completed by the month of September to repair the damaged transformers within the limits in the precincts of Lahore

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