ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Rehman Malik who claimed to be the most competent has been failed to pay electricity bill of over Rs.4.9 billion, a daily newspaper quoted as saying.
According to electricity bills issued by the Islamabad Electric Supply Company (Iesco), Interior Minister Rehman Malik tops the list of federal ministers who have failed to clear their dues with amounting to Rs4.9 million. He has not paid his bills since moving to House 34 in federal capital.
Till Feb 13 this year, dues against his official residence stood at Rs4.75 million. His monthly bill for February alone is Rs153,788 which also is unpaid.
Furthermore, the report includes other prominent minsters of the PPP’s ruling.
Minister for Postal Services Umar Gorgeij who lives in House-33 has an outstanding amount of Rs1.96 million and he has not paid the bills for 38 months.
Sardar Bahadur Sher who lives in House-15 owes Rs677,357, but he has been making partial payments.
Dr Fahmida Mirza, the Speaker of National Assembly, has an outstanding amount of Rs381,266 against her residence No-28.
Minister Makhdoom Shahabuddin owes Rs271,726 to Iesco and has not made any payment for more than 22 months.