The Lahore High Court on Friday set aside the suspension of an EXEN of the Lahore Electric Supply Company (Lesco) in a matter pertaining to overbilling of the daughter of the late Habib Jalib.
According to a report in the local media, EXEN Basharat challenged his suspension through a writ petition.
Basharat’s counsel, Amir Saeed Rawn, argued that the Lesco chief suspended the petitioner without conducting an inquiry into the alleged matter of huge bill sent to Tahira Jalib. He observed that Jalib had filed a complaint against sub-divisional officer concerned but the respondent authority also took action against the petitioner beyond logic. The counsel asked the court to set aside the suspension of the petitioner for being unlawful.
Justice Ali Baqar Najafi suspended the impugned decision and directed the Lesco chief to submit a reply by November 20.
Lesco had sent electricity bill amounting to Rs75,000 to Jalib, who took to social media to express her woes. The Lesco chief had taken notice of the matter and ordered an inquiry against the officials.