15 more power pil­fer­ers held

Pakistan Observer - - TWIN CITIES -

IS­LAM­ABAD—The Is­lam­abad Elec­tric Sup­ply Com­pany (IESCO) ap­pre­hended as many as 15 more elec­tric­ity thieves in var­i­ous re­gions of the com­pany in raids dur­ing its on­go­ing drive against power pil­fer­ers. The spokesman told APP here that some 11 per­sons were caught red handed from Is­lam­abad, one from Rawalpindi and three from Jhelum Cir­cles.

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 ac­tiv­i­ties 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. He said the IESCO was com­mit­ted to tak­ing stern ac­tion against the power thieve across its all five re­gions. He also re­quested its val­ued cus­tomers to in­form about power theft on IESCO’s new Roshni 8398 sms ser­vice.—APP

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