IESCO to set up Special Desk for ICCI to address issues



Islamabad (            ) Engr. Dr. Muhammad Amjad Khan, Chief Executive Officer, Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) said that special desk for Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) would be set up in IESCO Head Office to resolve the electricity related issues of commercial and industrial consumers. He said this while addressing the business community during his visit to ICCI. Muhammad Jaffar Murtaza Chief Engineer Customer Services, Muhammad Aslam Chief Engineer Operations, Waheed Akram Manager Commercial and Ghulam Sarwar Assistant Chief Engineer Operations also accompanied him at the occasion.

Engr. Dr. Muhammad Amjad Khan said that ICCI should provide a list of the focal persons of Market Associations and he would direct the concerned officials of IESCO to contact them for addressing the electricity related issues of relevant markets including the proper arrangements of meters and electricity wires. He admitted that the response of IESCO to consumers is poor and added that the business community should give him suggestions to further improve its performance. He said that he wants to make IESCO a corruption free organization for which cooperation of the business community is needed. He said that he fully supports the ICCI representation in the IESCO Board. He assured that IESCO would facilitate the business community in promoting trade and industrial activities.

Speaking at the occasion, Ahsan Zafar Bakhtawari, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry briefed the IESCO Chief about the various electricity related issues of the business community. He said that ICCI should be given representation in the IESCO Board to take care of the issues of the business community. He said that in many markets and plazas, electricity meters and open wires are posing great danger as they can cause short circuits any time and stressed that IESCO should arrange them properly as per international safety standards. He said that IESCO officials should work in close liaison with trade associations to address the issues of respective markets. He said that IESCO should arrange billing offices in all major commercial centres and industrial areas to facilitate the business community in billing matters.

Faad Waheed Senior Vice President ICCI said that the industry is moving to solar power, but is facing the issue of adjustment of exported units to IESCO, which should be addressed.

Azhar ul Islam Zafar Vice President ICCI, Khalid Iqbal Malik Group Leader, Zafar Bakhtawari, Muhammad Ejaz Abbasi, Ch. Muhammad Ali, Akhtar Hussain, Maqsood Tabish, Faizan Shehzad, Khalid Chaudhry, Ch. Waseem and others also highlighted the various issues that needed the attention of IESCO Chief for redress.