Rs959m fine im­posed on power pil­fer­ers

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

MUL­TAN—Mul­tan Elec­tric Power Com­pany (Mepco) im­posed over Rs 959 mil­lion fine on 225,303 pil­fer­ers dur­ing the fis­cal year 2015-16. Ac­cord­ing to Mepco sources, var­i­ous teams re­ferred 4,326 ap­pli­ca­tions to po­lice sta­tions for lodg­ing FIRs against pil­fer­ers at nine op­er­a­tion cirl­ces from July 2015 to May 2016.

The teams also re­cov­ered over Rs 626 mil­lion from power pil­fer­ers and de­posited to the rev­enue depart­ment. Mean­while, the Gov­ern­ment has ap­proved funds for dual source elec­tric­ity con­nec­tion and gas sup­ply for the Mul­tan In­sti­tute of Kid­ney Diseases (Kid­ney Cen­ter).

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