KARACHI - The Sindh High Court on Wednesday issued directive to Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) to restore electricity in Bin Qasim Town. A division bench comprising Justice Gulzar Ahmed and Justice Muhammad Tasnim was hearing a constitutional petition filed by Syed Iqbal Kazmi against KESC and the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) pleading to restore electricity in Bin Qasim Towns areas. The court expressed its annoyance over negligence of the KESC authorities for their failure to address complaints of the area people regarding restoration of electricity. The citizens have been suffering due to poor performance of the KESC depriving the people of electricity, the court observed. It also argued that if the current management was not able to run the institution so they should quit their offices and let the capable people to run its affairs. The court also termed the KESC responsible for creating law and order situation. The court issued directives to the KESC and Nepra to ensure providing electricity to the affected areas and immediately install a pole-mounted transformer (PMT) in the town. The petitioner submitted that the residents of Jilani Muhalla, Yousuf Goth in Cattle Colony have been deprived of electricity. He also claimed that the KESC has an indifferent attitude towards its customers and has been unable to restore electricity to the neighbourhood for the tenth consecutive day. The plaintiff stated that a pole-mounted transformer burned down on April 25 due to a technical fault. The KESC was informed of the power shut-down and requested to restore the electricity. He added that a written complaint was also filed after 24 hours; while the petitioner claimed that he not only submitted his own bill, but the bills of 60 other consumers from the neighbourhood. However, KESC failed to fix the problem. The CEO of KESC and Nepra were cited as respondents. The petitioner pleaded that the respondents be directed to restore the electricity in the suffering areas while installing a PMT in the town.