KARACHI: K-Electric (KE) strongly condemned the misinformation and unfounded allegations being spread by some quarters regarding digital meters that are not just false but purely fictitious. The power utility highlighted that digital meters are purchased from ISO certified manufacturers and installed as per respective guidelines.
KE spokesperson also highlighted that no mechanism exists to remotely influence meter readings of digital meters in any way. Any claims otherwise are factually incorrect, he said.
KE spokesperson also highlighted that smart meters, on the other hand, are state of the art metering systems that are used in developed countries to read the meters remotely to enable fully automated billing without any human intervention. It was also informed that contrary to certain beliefs, even readings of smart meters cannot be influenced remotely.
With regards to the cost of electricity, the government has implemented a uniform tariff policy across Pakistan, including Karachi, said the spokesperson. The slabs of electricity are also implemented across the country and no change has been made by K-Electric in the tariff, slabs or taxes charged to the consumers of Karachi, he said.