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Lesco shifts meters to poles to avert power theft

By APP
December 11, 2023

LAHORE:Lahore Electric Supply Company (Lesco) teams have shifted dozens of power meters from respective houses, shops and other buildings to nearby electric poles to ensure prevention of electricity theft in the area of Safdarabad Sub-Division.

According to Lesco spokesperson here Sunday, CEO Shahid Haider had directed all sub-divisional officers (SDOs) to check power theft in their respective areas, besides taking other measures to prevent the illegal practice on a regular basis.

A technician fixes new electricity meters at a residential building in Karachi. — AFP/File
A technician fixes new electricity meters at a residential building in Karachi. — AFP/File

In this regard, a special operation was carried out under the supervision of the SDO in Safdarabad area, during which dozens of meters were shifted to the poles near the transformer.

The purpose of the process was to ensure that no one could steal electricity by hooking the cable from the pole to the meter. The spokesman added that a Lesco inspection team had detected electricity pilferage at a bakery in the area of Nawankot Sub-Division.

The team seized the bogus meter and filed a case against the accused in the police station. The accused was also charged 20,675 units as detection bill.