Hesco, Pesco dis­con­nect power to 500 de­fault­ers

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

IS­LAM­ABAD—The Hy­der­abad Elec­tric Sup­ply Com­pany (HESCO) in its on­go­ing op­er­a­tion against power pil­fer­ers and de­fault­ers dis­con­nected sup­ply to over 500 de­fault­ers out­stand­ing be­sides re­mov­ing around 400 il­le­gal con­nec­tion in Badin dis­trict. The spokesman told that elec­tric­ity sup­ply was sus­pended to the de­fault­ers for not clear­ing Rs 80 mil­lion dues.

He said that op­er­a­tion was con­ducted in Shahi Bazar, Chando Na­gar, Ilyas Gopang, Me­mon Mo­halla and other ar­eas. Mean­while, Xen Badin Ab­dul Sat­tar said HESCO of­fi­cials were be­ing threat­ened by Im­tiaz and Taj Muham­mad for launch­ing op­er­a­tion against the de­fault­ers and re­mov­ing il­le­gal con­nec­tions. He said that writ­ten com­plaint has been regis-tered with Deputy Com­mis­sioner and SP Badin in this re­gard.

Mean­while, the Peshawar Elec­tric Sup­ply Com­pany (PESCO) has dis­con­nected power sup­ply to sev­eral gov­ern­ment de­part­ments in Dar­gai for non-pay­ment of Rs320 mil­lion ar­rears. Ac­cord­ing to PESCO state­ment, the cam­paign for dis­con­nec­tion of elec­tric­ity sup­ply lines has been ex­pe­dited through­out the prov­ince as power con­nec­tions to sev­eral de­faulted gov­ern­ment de­part­ments at Dar­gai sub di­vi­sion were dis­con­nected due to non­pay­ment of Rs3,2,084,003 ar­rears pend­ing since long.

Be­cause of non­pay­ment of Rs 33,23,468 ar­rears, the elec­tric­ity sup­ply to gov­ern­ment de­fault­ers de­part­ments has been dis­con­nected in The­mar­gar-1 sub di­vi­sion. In Chak­dara sub di­vi­sion, power sup­ply was dis­con­nected to gov­ern­ment de­part­ments due to non­pay­ment of Rs.5,031,897.

Power sup­ply in The­mar­gara sub di­vi­sion was also dis­con­nected to gov­ern­ment de­part­ments ow­ing Rs.6,437,175 pend­ing amount. Sim­i­larly, power sup­ply has been dis­con­nected in Talash sub di­vi­sion of pub­lic sec­tor de­part­ments ow­ing Rs. 8,480,488 pend­ing amount whereas power sup­ply was dis­con­nected due to non­pay­ment of Rs.8,811,002 in Sa­marbagh sub di­vi­sion Dar­gai of the de­faulter gov­ern­ment de­part­ments.

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