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‘Strict action being taken against electricity thieves’

April 22, 2024
Pakistani technicians work on high-voltage power lines. — AFP/File
Pakistani technicians work on high-voltage power lines. — AFP/File

Rawalpindi: Strict action is being taken against electricity thieves and since 2023, over 194 FIRs were registered against the accused while an inquiry against SDO, Chakri has also been ordered.

According to a district administration spokesman, the officers concerned during a briefing informed the District Coordination Committee about performance of all the departments. The spokesman informed that the meeting was chaired by Chairman, Qamar Islam. The Health officials informed the committee that four cases of dengue were reported in Rawalpindi this year and the patients after medial treatment were discharged from the hospitals.

1273 dengue workers are working, the meeting was briefed and informed that another 1500 daily wages dengue workers have been recruited. Last year, 270 daily wage workers were dismissed due to negligence on their part. During one year, medical treatment facilities were provided to 426,648 people in three major teaching hospitals of Rawalpindi including RIU and RIC. In one year, over 185,000 patients came to OPDs in hospitals for medical treatment while over 154,000 people were admitted, the meeting was briefed.

After revamping of Holy Family Hospital, OPD is fully functional, the committee was informed. Reconciliation council committees should be formed at the police station level, Chairman Coordination Committee Qamar Islam directed and said that a mechanism should also be developed for crime prevention. The incidents of mobile snatching and motorcycle theft are increasing day by day, he said adding, the number of personnel in police stations would be increased to control crime rate.