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Power bills defaulters given 10-day deadline

Power bills defaulters given 10-day deadline

May 12, 2015 - 15:19

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Da Afghanistaninfo-icon Brishna Shirkat threatened to circulate the names of electricity bills defaulters if they failed to clear their outstanding payment in next ten days, marketing chief of the Shirkat said on Tuesday.

Addressing a press conference, Mirwais Alami mentioned names of defaulters including several departments, with the Ministry of Higher Educationinfo-icon had arrears of around 134.6 million afs.

Similarly, arrears of department of oil and gas reached to nearly 4 million afs, department of national transport entrepreneur 2 million afs, the Interior Ministry 111 million afs, Ministry of Information Technology and Communication around 66 million afs, Ministry of Information and Culture 12 million afs and general directorate of prisons 61 million afs.

A number of other offices also did not clear their dues and they were formally requested to clear their arrears or face the action.

“The arrears of individual consumer is about 100 million afs”, Alami said, adding security guards of government officials did not allow the company’s staff for meter reading or to hand over their electricity bills. 

He lamented that his department had no option but to reveal the names of defaulters through media. The electricity bills of state institutions and consumers could not be waved-off in any circumstances, he informed.

Basir Azizi, Attorney General spokesperson, said Brishna Shirkat handed over list of defaulters and his office would extend legal assistance in collecting arrears.

Last October, the Afghan Breshna Shirkat noted outstanding arrears against government offices and influential touched the figure of 2 billion afs.


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