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Over Rs26m collected from 108 electricity defaulters

May 27, 2024
A general view of the high voltage lines. — AFP/File
A general view of the high voltage lines. — AFP/File 

LAHORE:The Lahore Electric Supply Company (Lesco) recovered more than Rs26.01 million from 108 chronic defaulters in all the five districts- Lahore, Sheikhupura, Nankana Sahib, Kasur and Okara- on the 229th day of its recovery campaign.

A Lesco spokesman told the media on Sunday that on the 229th day, SE Nisar Sarwar has recovered outstanding dues of Rs0.97million from 12 defaulters in Northern Circle; SE Umar Bilal recovered Rs0.87million from 6 defaulters in Eastern Circle; SE (Central Circle) recovered Rs1.48 million from 16 defaulters; SE (South Circle) collected Rs0.28million from 11 defaulters; SE (Nankana Circle) recovered Rs0.37million from 10 defaulters; SE Najamul Hassan recovered Rs0.32million from 13 defaulters in Sheikhupura Circle; SE Jamshed Zaman collected Rs 0.25 million from 18 defaulters in Okara Circle and SE Ahmed Shahzad Chughtai recovered Rs 21.47 million from 22 defaulters in Kasur Circle.

During the 229 days, a spokesman for Lesco said the company recovered a total of Rs4.37 billion outstanding dues from 103,975 dead defaulters. He elaborated that up till now the company has collected Rs 633.87 million from 15,093 defaulters in Northern Circle; Rs949.45million from 13,647 defaulters in Eastern Circle; Rs619.55million from 11,806 defaulters in Central Circle; Rs 245.73million from 6,185 defaulters in South Circle; Rs 408.63m from 9,031 defaulters in Nankana Circle; Rs 588.05m from 12,146 defaulters in Sheikhupura Circle; Rs 354.64m from 16,473 defaulters in Okara Circle and Rs595.96m from19,594 defaulters in Kasur Circle.