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Lesco detects 166 power pilferers

By APP
April 21, 2024
The logo of the Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO). — Facebook/Lahore Electric Supply Company - LESCO
The logo of the Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO). — Facebook/Lahore Electric Supply Company - LESCO

LAHORE : Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) has detected a total of 166 connections from where the customers were pilfering electricity in all its circles of five districts (Lahore, Sheikhupura, Nankana Sahib, Kasur and Okara) on the 214th day of grand anti-power theft campaign.

The Lesco spokesman told media here Saturday that the company has also submitted FIR applications against electricity thieves, out of which 69 FIRs have been registered in respective police stations, while nine accused have been arrested by the respective police.

Grand anti-power theft operations against electricity thieves are being conducted on the directives of the Federal Power Division and the Lesco Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Engineer Shahid Haider is supervising these operations.

The Lesco chief vowed that the operations would continue without discrimination until the complete end of electricity theft.

The electricity pilferers as well as the Lesco officers and employees who facilitate them are also being brought to justice.On the 214th consecutive day of the anti-power theft campaign, the spokesman added, large commercial consumers were also found involved in electricity theft and all of them were also disconnected and charged with detection units.

Rs3.14m collected from 188 defaulters

Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) has recovered more than Rs3.14 million from 188 defaulters in all the five districts - Lahore, Sheikhupura, Nankana Sahib, Kasur and Okara - on the 201st day of its recovery campaign.

The Lesco spokesman told media here Saturday that on the 201st day, SE (Superintending Engineer) Nisar Sarwar has recovered outstanding dues of Rs0.55 million from 30 defaulters in Northern Circle; SE Umar Bilal recovered Rs0.42 million from 28 defaulters in Eastern Circle; SE Shabbir recovered Rs0.37 million from 16 defaulters in Central Circle; SE Zafarullah Saanghi collected Rs0.17 million from 17 defaulters in South Circle; SE M Hussain recovered Rs0.34 million from 20 defaulters in Nankana Circle; SE Najamul Hassan recovered Rs0.16 million from 21 defaulters in Sheikhupura Circle; SE Jamshed Zaman collected Rs0.50 million from 25 defaulters in Okara Circle and SE Ahmed Shahzad Chughtai recovered Rs0.63 million from 31 defaulters in Kasur Circle. During the 201 days, the spokesman added that the Lesco has recovered a total of Rs2.87 billion outstanding dues from 100,121 defaulters.