165 power pil­fer­ers held

Pakistan Observer - - TWIN CITIES -

ISLAMABAD—The Islamabad Elec­tric Sup­ply Com­pany (IESCO) ap­pre­hended some 165 elec­tric­ity thieves in May in var­i­ous re­gions of the com­pany in raids dur­ing on­go­ing drive against power pil­fer­ers.

The spokesman Syed Wa­jid Kazmi told APP here that 45 cul­prits were caught red handed from Islamabad, 43 from Rawalpindi, 22 from Jhelum, 46 from Chak­wal and Nine from At­tock Cir­cles dur­ing the said pe­riod.

He said the drive was launched on the di­rec­tives of CEO Dr Rana Ab­dul Jab­bar Khan. All the cul­prits were found in­volved in power theft through di­rect line (Kunda Sys­tem) and by bro­ken se­cu­rity strip of the me­ter, he added.

He said FIRs have been lodged against power thieves un­der the new elec­tric­ity (Amend­ment) Act.—APP

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