SC issues notices to AG, power secy over dues to IPPs


The Supreme Court Friday issued notices to the Attorney General of Pakistan (AGP) and the Secretary Water and Power to present their stance over non-payment of dues to certain independent power producers (IPPs).

The two-member bench headed by Justice Tasadduq Hussain Jilani heard a petition moved by Khawaja Muhammad Asif, a leader of Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N).

Khalid Anwer, counsel for the IPPs, apprised the court that there was no shortage of electricity in the country and the problems emerged due to non-payment of dues to the companies.

The counsel requested the court to issue directives for payment of dues as the apex court’s earlier order in this regard had not been complied with. The court issued notices to the AGP and the Secretary Water and Power, and adjourned the case till February 19.