ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Gulzar Ahmed has remarked that the federal government is completely helpless.
A bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Gulzar Ahmed on a case related to unannounced load shedding in Karachi. During the hearing, the Chief Justice expressed his indignation over K Electric.
The Chief Justice said that even if it is said that Karachi gives 70% of the country’s economy, Karachi has nothing to give now, billions of rupees are released in Karachi but nothing has been spent.
On the performance of former Karachi mayor Wasim Akhtar, the chief justice said that the mayor, who had been the mayor for four years, had not built a single drain.
Expressing anger over K Electric, Justice Gulzar Ahmed remarked that K Electric neither provides electricity to the people nor pays money to the government. Since 2015, K Electric has not given a single rupee to the government. The federal government is completely helpless. What is the federal government doing? If the federal government does not have a writ on K Electric, then not on the whole country.
The Chief Justice further said that the federal government will run such a Pakistan. Billions of rupees have already gone abroad. The process of making money has started in Karachi. Overseas accounts have been activated.
The Supreme Court directed that under the law, NEPRA has the power to decide in a public hearing and NEPRA should decide on the special power of electric power supply in accordance with the law. The court also ordered the appointment of members of the NEPRA tribunal within 10 days.
In its order, the court said that no court could restrain the exercise of the power of section 26. The court also struck down the restraining order issued on K Electric’s NEPRA measures. The court also sought an action report from NEPRA.