LAHORE: Expressing its displeasure over prolonged outages in Punjab, the Lahore High Court on Tuesday observed that discrimination was being meted out to Punjab by the federal government, SAMAA reports.
The power crisis issue echoed in the court as LHC heard set of petitions against loadshedding in the province today and sought record of residential colonies exempted from the load-shedding.
In his remarks during the course of hearing, Chief Justice LHC, Umar Ata Bandial, said “the federation is discriminately treating the Punjab in the matter of load-shedding… The double standard could not be allowed.”
To which Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO) counsel contended that power supply had to be suspended due to overloading and excessive consumption.
The LHC ordered PEPCO to submit load-shedding schedule to the court by August 17. -- SAMAA