ISLAMABAD - Owing to seemingly incompetent and lazy management of Pakistan Electric Power Company (PECPO) and distribution companies, the bill recovery amount was approximately Rs 100 billion less in the financial year 2010-11 as compared to the fiscal year 2009-10, that worsened the power crisis in the country. According to sources, the recovery was reported 104.7 per cent during 2009-10 that fell to 89 per cent in 2010-11 with a downward difference of 15.7 per cent. One per cent difference is equivalent to Rs 6.25 billion and thus in total it made a difference of Rs 100 billion approximately. Lesser recovery caused problems in making payments to Independent Power Producers (IPPs) thus making hard for them to keep on generation process to the maximum possible limit. The masses had to suffer from more power outages despite the fact that 3,000 megawatt was added in the national grid during the last three years. Recovery issues definitely caused increasing circular debt that made for IPPs hard to purchase fuel to sustain electricity generation process. In previous days, 9 out of 27 IPPs issued notices to the government and called their securities with the government to recover their amounts. The sources also said that the dissolution process of Pakistan Electric Power Company also caused problems in recovery as all there was no one to check the performance of these distribution companies and they were on their own. The sources alleged PEPCO and management of DISCOs for the miseries of masses. The persons working on the top positions are taking least interest in resolving the issues, the sources alleged. It is pertinent to mention here that the increasing circular debt issue is damaging the credibility of the government that will ultimately add to the miseries of masses and hurt the countrys economy as a whole.