KESC online bills – A joke

I was pleasantly surprised to see online billing link at KESC website. I already pay my gas and telephone bills online and it seemed as if I was about to adios the long lines at the bank after being able to pay my electricity bills online as well. But it turned out that my celebrations were premature. What is termed as “online billing” is actually just a copy of your electricity bill in pdf format. You are most welcome to print it out and pay the bill at your nearest bank. What a bummer!

16 Comments so far

  1. Wahidi (unregistered) on April 6th, 2006 @ 6:51 pm


  2. yo yo (unregistered) on April 6th, 2006 @ 7:37 pm

    I would not be so disappointed…Its a start and it takes time for systems like these to mature.

  3. khanana (unregistered) on April 7th, 2006 @ 12:58 am

    Well it’s true that it takes time for them to make anything work good and right first time. Anyhow, it’s just beginning; hope it will get better soon.

    By the way why don’t you ask your bank to do that for you? UBL does it simply on a phone call or even from their website you can pay utility bills.

  4. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on April 7th, 2006 @ 3:26 am

    yea recurring payments.
    Waise you shoud not expect them much as others said,its just the beginning,I know that KESC has been looking a sytem these days,hope things would get better sooon.Atleast they are better than those IT guys who post jobs on Pakjobs IT and demand 10 years .NET guru.

  5. Erum (unregistered) on April 7th, 2006 @ 8:58 am

    It’s a good start. Atleast you can see your bills online, a move towards the paperless world. You should try paying them through your bank’s phone banking number. Almost all the banks offer that service for Ulitity bills and mobile phone bills and its free of cost. Dont know if in Pakistan they’ve started paying bills through ATMs. This project was in the pipeline sometime back. But seriously, KESC should change the link from “Online billing” to something like “Click here to see your monthly bills”.

  6. xia (unregistered) on April 7th, 2006 @ 9:30 am

    i agree. kesc gotta start somewhere. knowing that they can convert their entries into a pdf is a big accomplishment by itself.

  7. ahmed (unregistered) on April 7th, 2006 @ 9:55 am

    Electronic copy is not such a bad idea this could lead to paperless billing in the future the same practice is followed here in the US I dont think theres anything bad about it.

  8. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on April 7th, 2006 @ 10:52 am

    yes erum,AFAIK,gas bills can be paid via Creditcards and ATM machines,I remember my previous employer(Alfalah Bank) did start such service.

  9. Turab (unregistered) on April 7th, 2006 @ 11:06 am

    atleast its a step forward, even if it small step.

    very funny stuff though

  10. Ahsan Shamim (unregistered) on April 7th, 2006 @ 1:55 pm

    Very funny-:)

    Hey, how do you pay phone bills on internet? Which banks provide it? I am so dumb being ignorant of that.

  11. makhdoom (unregistered) on April 7th, 2006 @ 9:54 pm

    Its goood start for KESC…. i think some thing better then nothing. But inoder to keep the high level of service KESC must use rapid development tool to provide online bill payment services to their clients.

  12. khanana (unregistered) on April 8th, 2006 @ 3:53 am

    @Ahsan Shamim, Banks in Pakistan have started their internet bill payment services way before, you can check out with your bank and get it done. (Citi, Alfalah, UBL, Askari, etc..)

  13. blahblah (unregistered) on April 8th, 2006 @ 5:04 am

    just hope they never start it…just think about scams , frauds and internet connections over there…

  14. ZASH (unregistered) on April 8th, 2006 @ 8:58 am


    its kinda a joke…..

    if the link says “online billing” and give u the bill in pdf format so what else do u expect from this link, it said online billing and it shows u the bill online.
    and u guys are writing qissay and kahaniyan abt system.

  15. Abdul Sami (unregistered) on April 8th, 2006 @ 3:41 pm

    They have writtien “Online-Bill” , and a page title and menu headline as “online billing”

    in the text no mention of paying oline. The title and heading may be due to unaware web/graphics designer

  16. Zain (unregistered) on April 8th, 2006 @ 10:17 pm

    start?????? o bhaio jago… wake up… start after so many years??????… we do a lot of stuff on internet these days…. no time to stand in the f>>>ing lines… KESC guys pls do something for karachi if u r really here to do something.

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