The Lahore High Court here on Tuesday suspended the recovery of Debt Servicing (DS) Surcharge on electricity bills at the rate of 30 paisa per unit levied by the federal government. Issuing notices to the government and other respondents for January 15, 2015 the court sought assistance of the Attorney General for Pakistan (AGP).
Judge issued the directions in response to a petition moved on behalf of M/s Flying Cement Limited. The petitioner through its counsel Muhammad Azhar Siddique contended that this levy was unjust. He said that DS Surcharge was actually government’s failure to recover electricity dues from the government institutions.
SOURCE: RECORDER REPORT