The Federal Government pursuant to its powers u/s section 31 (5) of the Generation, Transmission and Distribution of Electric Power Act 1997 imposed various electricity surcharges on all consumers of electricity. In a writ petition filed on behalf of the All Pakistan Textiles Mills Association, ABS & Co obtained a stay order against the Federal Government and National Electric Power Regulatory Authority. The High Court directed the defendants not to charge or collect any surcharge from the APTMA till further orders of the Court. It may be mentioned that out of scores of Petitions filed on behalf of other industrial and commercial bodies, the stay obtained by ABS & Co was one of very few stay orders granted by the Court.