Mosque charged for TV licence fee
ISLAMABAD: The Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) has started charging television licence fee, either mistakenly or deliberately, from mosques in certain areas of the country.
The recent instance in this regard resounded in the National Assembly session when a member pointed out that a Rs25 television licence fee was included in the electricity bill of a mosque in his area though no television sets were kept in the mosques. “During the last three months, the licence amount is being included in the electricity bill of the mosque,” Tariq Shabbir, advocate, informed the House on a point of order. “Everybody knows television sets are not kept in the mosques and yet Water and Power Development Authority is charging TV licence fee from the mosque,” Tariq Shabbir, advocate, added.
Source: The News