IESCO to go after power thieves

Published: November 11, 2018


ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Shahid Iqbal on Saturday said that crackdown against power theft was being carried out at divisional and sub-divisional level aiming at bringing all power thieves to book.

He said government was committed and striving hard to streamline all major issues including power theft as this remained main cause of load shedding and corruption in the country.

He further said that the district administration, police and special committees formed for curbing power theft were proved supportive during the operation.

He pointed out: “We are getting marvellous result of this operation as hundreds of FIRs have been filed against the culprits and the recovered money will be added in national kitty”. He stressed for the first time in many years, a government had shown its firm resolve to address the perennial issue of power theft, which was at the heart of ever-mounting circular debt.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 11th, 2018.

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