LAHORE - The Lahore High Court on Thursday heard more than 40 new identical petitions against the Wapda for recovery of 20 percent fuel surcharge of two months of April and May in the bills of October imposed through a back dated notification. On Thursday, the court of Justice Muhammad Khalid Mehmood heard more than 40 new identical petitions filed by Kashif Younus owner M/s Model Steel Mills, Momanpura Lahore and 39 others industrial units from across Punjab against the 20 percent fuel adjustment surcharge of Wapda. The LHC Justice on Wednesday passing restraining order on 35 petitions had suspended the impugned notification and barred Wapda, Nepra and Lesco from disconnecting electricity of 35 petitioners on non-payment of bills of October and it also issued notices for Nov 10 for further proceedings on the matter. Like 35 petitions the other day, the LHC Justice on Thursday passed the same order on 40 new petitions, suspending the Wapdas notification, restraining the respondents from cutting electricity connections or harassing petitioners on non-payment of October bills having 20 percent surcharge. The petitioners submitted through their counsels that Wapda, Nepra and Lesco are unlawfully recovering 20 percent fuel adjustment surcharge against months of April and May which have now become a past and enclosed transaction between the consumers and power distribution companies.