LAHORE The Lahore Electric Supply Companys consumers on Wednesday during a protest against the levy of heavy fuel adjustment charges (FAC) in their electricity bills besieged the LESCO Kot Lakhpat office and chanted slogans against the authorities. The dozens of protesting consumers also ransacked the office and demanded the removal of FAC from their bills. The Novembers bills showed the inclusion of heavy percentage of FAC to the electricity consumers. For example, if a consumers actual amount of electricity consumed was Rs 700, he had been levied with Rs 1,200 FAC. The situation had become difficult to handle for the LESCOs officers since the court had suspended the FAC for industrial consumers for the month of September. The decision of the court also led the domestic consumers to visit the companys offices for the removal of charges from their bills. We are in trouble as the consumers show us the courts order and demand the removal of FAC, we are removing the charges just to avoid the mess, said a LESCO XEN, adding: 'ultimately, they have to pay the charges. The LESCO had sent the heavy FAC in the October and November bills on the direction of NEPRA. The court amid the situation on a writ filed by the industry consumers had issued the order for the suspension of FAC in October bills. The LESCO held that there was no direction of the court about the domestic consumer and that the matter was still in the court. The company further added that the LESCO itself nothing to do with the FAC but the charges had been included on the direction of NEPRA. On Wednesday, the consumers went to the Kot Lakhpat office and demanded for the removal of the charges from the bills, but when the concerned officers refused to do so, the consumers started protest and became provoked. We can understand their (consumers) difficulty, but the situation is not in our hand, said the LESCO spokesman. The LESCO via a statement asked the consumer to pay the FAC. The Company stated that the charges had been included in the electricity bills on the direction of NEPRA so the consumers have to pay the FAC.