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Crackdown against power pilferers in full swing

By Our Correspondent
May 27, 2024
An employee captures meter reading with his smartphone at a commercial building. — AFP/File
An employee captures meter reading with his smartphone at a commercial building. — AFP/File

Islamabad: Indiscriminate operations against electricity thieves and defaulters continue in the Iesco region, the best results of which are being received, Iesco Chief Executive Dr. Muhammad Amjad Khan said, says a press release.

While giving details said that in the light of government of Pakistan and the Ministry of Energy Power Division directives, our teams during different operations caught more than 13 thousand connections of slow meters tempered meters and direct supply. Fines of more than 609 million were imposed and 1,396 electricity thieves were arrested by the police.

He said that Iesco recovery teams are also actively engaged against defaulters and during ongoing crack down recovered more than 3,080 million from 121,206 running and dead defaulters. He said that during the operations against electricity thieves and defaulters Iesco detection and recovery teams have received full support from FIA Anti-Corruption Cell Police and other institutions. Iesco officers and staff are using all their skills in this national campaign.