LAHORE Scores of Wapda consumers, including commercial and domestic, are approaching the Lahore High Court on daily basis for getting relief against levy of fuel adjustment surcharge in electricity bills for months of June to October, whereas LHC are also not disappointing the consumers. On Tuesday, Justice Khalid Mahmood Khan extended the stay order till December 13 against fuel adjustment surcharge on the petitions of dozens of Wapda consumers including commercial and domestic. During the course of proceeding, a deputy attorney appeared before the court and sought time to secure a reply from federal government and Wapda. It may be recalled that National Electric Power Regulatory Authority had issued a notification to impose surcharge on electricity bills and the court had already restrained respondent NEPRA from recovering fuel adjustment surcharge or cutting of electricity connections for non payment of bills. Justice Muhammad Khalid Mehmood Khan had passed the order on 37 identical petitions filed by different industrial units. The petitioners have impleaded the federal government, Wapda, Nepra, NTPC, ministry of gas and natural resources, ministry of gas and natural resources, lesco and Punjab government on the matter. Petitioners through their counsels submitted that acting retrospectively, Nepra and Lesco are unlawfully recovering fuel adjustment surcharge for the past month which are now past and enclosed transaction between the consumers and power distribution companies.They said the notification issued by the respondents imposed huge amount in their bills under an unlawfully added proviso to S.31(4) of the Regulation, Generation, Transmission and Distribution of Electric Power Act 1997 (Nepra Act 1997). Petitioners said they get bills. They said S.31(4) was added in NEPRA Act 1997 by amendment for imposing taxes and surcharges for the past months acting retrospectively which hitherto was not permitted under the law. They prayed to the court to set aside the back dated notification of 23.8. 2011 and cancel section S.31(4) of the Nepra Act, declaring the amendment in it unlawful and unconstitutional. Hundreds of Wapda consumers had got relief from LHC so far and dozens are coming on daily basis considering the LHC as their 'hope.