ISLAMABAD - IESCO divisional office of G-7 Markaz has failed in devising mechanism for providing electricity connections to one hundred and twenty five households of Allama Iqbal and Shopper colonies (katchi abadis) located near Pakistan Post Office in G-7 Markaz Islamabad, source told TheNation. When contacted, IESCO spokesman Amir Hassan Chaman confirmed that IESCO couldnt provide proper meters and electricity to the katchi abadis. He said as per rules and regulations for approval of metres, IESCO needs proper construction, test report and NOC from CDA. Further, he said, bulk supply was given on humanitarian basis to the residents by making committees within katchi abadis but this system did not work. Committee is fully empowered to collect electricity charges from the households based on its own criteria, while IESCO receives the charges from committee. Further, IESCO is not aware how much is being charged from each household. When asked if IESCO had devised any fair and transparent mechanism for providing basic need (electricity) to these poor temporary residents, he replied that there was no such mechanism or rules and regulations within the system. When contacted, Rasheed, XEN of G-7 Division confirmed that there was no proper mechanism for providing electricity to the residents of katchi abadis. He added that IESCO does not collect any revenue from these poor residents as electricity charges. Abdul Waheed, SDO of G-7 Markaz Division, said line superintendent is assigned to monitor the two colonies, however, no revenue is being collected from the residents of colonies. Asked if he had ever received or deposited any amount in IESCO account, collected by the line superintendent, he categorically denied and confirmed that he did never receive or deposit any kind of revenue through his ad-hoc line superintendent.