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A technician from the Karachi Electric Supply Corporation (KESC), Pakistan's largest city's power supply company, fixes new electricity meters at a residential building in Karachi on May 13, 2010. Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has announced a radical plan to tackle the nation's debilitating energy shortages, including extending the weekend and banning all-night wedding parties. Pakistan is only able to produce about two thirds of its required electricity, officials said, a crisis blamed on soaring demand, debt, a lack of investment, corruption and a creaking distribution system. AFP PHOTO/ RIZWAN TABASSUM (Photo by RIZWAN TABASSUM / AFP)


LESCO shocks consumers by doubling new connection fee from 1st of July

LAHORE: The Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) has increased the fees for new connections.

According to a notification issued by the LESCO administration, the demand notice fee for a three-phase meter has been raised to Rs63,450 from Rs33,500. The new fees will come into effect on July 1.

Steps to Apply for a New LESCO Connection

  1. Visit the Application Link: Start the application process by visiting LESCO Connection Application.
  2. Form Submission: Submit the following information during the application process:
    • Choose your connection type: Domestic, Commercial, Industrial, Agriculture, Tubewell, Temporary, General Services, Residential Colonies, Street Light.
  3. Property Details: Provide details of the property where you want to install the new electricity connection.
  4. Complete Application: Fill out and upload all required information and documents, then submit the application form.
  5. Print Application: Print out the submitted application form.
  6. Attach Documents: Attach all mentioned documents with the printed application form.
  7. Submit Application File: Send or submit the complete file (including the application form and required documents) to the relevant LESCO office.
  8. Demand Notice Issuance: LESCO will issue a demand notice after verifying the submitted documents and information.
  9. Payment: Pay the LESCO demand notice at the specified bank.
  10. Submit Payment Proof: Submit a copy of the paid demand notice to the concerned office for further processing.
  11. Connection Installation: The concerned office will verify the demand notice payment, and upon verification, they will install the connection.

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