Illegal connections: PESCO overcomes power outages, low voltage crisis

18 tampered metres have been unearthed from one of the areas


Our Correspondents July 20, 2016
The demonstration commenced from University Campus Road and concluded at Garam Chashma Road in Chitral. As a result, traffic chaos was witnessed and commuters were stuck in traffic jam for hours. PHOTO: FILE

KARAK/ CHITRAL/ PESHAWAR: Frequent power outages and low voltage problems have been resolved by Pesco Cantt Division after illegal kunda connections were removed.

On complaint of consumers, Pesco officials launched a successful operation against illegal connections and all those who were involved in electricity theft and other unlawful activities.

Gulberg SDO Abdul Qayoom Danish told The Express Tribune all operations were carried out in Gulberg, Gulabad, Nothia, Kotla Mohsin Khan, Landi Arbab, Charkhan, Mushtaqabad, Swat Patak and other areas.

“During June and July, 36 FIRs were registered against those who were using illegal kunda connections,” he said.

He maintained the Pesco staff also found 18 tampered metres from one of the areas. A number of electricity consumers from Gulshan Colony, Gulberg and its adjacent area have appreciated Pesco’s efforts in resolving their long-standing problems pertaining to power breakdown and low voltage.

Pesco Chief Executive Anwarul Haq has said the drive against illegal use of electricity will continue to stop power pilferage.  This was stated in a handout issued on Wednesday.

Up in arms

The inhabitants of different areas of Karak observed a shutters-down strike against load-shedding and the gas and water shortage.

Protesters gathered outside Pirao Din Shah mosque and took out a rally in favour of their demands. The rally culminated at the office of deputy commissioner where the protesters shouted slogans against the government, DC and members of provincial assembly for not providing them basic amenities.

Separately, students of Abdul Wali Khan University Chitral Campus protested against the provincial government for failing to construct a road outside the university and provide electricity.

The demonstration commenced from University Campus Road and concluded at Garam Chashma Road in Chitral. As a result, traffic chaos was witnessed and commuters were stuck in traffic jam for hours.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 21st, 2016.

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