The Lahore High Court (LHC) issued an order prohibiting the inclusion of fuel adjustment costs in power bills on Wednesday.
According to specifics, the high court was deliberating a petition that objected to charging fuel adjustment fees to power customers.
The petitioner contended that because collecting the fees from consumers will ultimately lead to an increase in the price of electricity, the federal government’s decision should be overturned.
Notices regarding the collection of FAC in the bills have also been sent to the federal government, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), Lahore Electric Supply Power Company (LESCO), and other parties.
It is significant to note that, as Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif announced on Tuesday, 17 million of the country’s energy consumers will not be required to pay the excessive fuel costs adjustment (FCA) on their electricity bills.