MEPCO nabs 28,620 power pilferers

The teams had caught 28,620 power pilferers and imposed over Rs690m fine over stealing 39.4 million electricity units


APP May 09, 2020
PHOTO: REUTERS

MULTAN: The Multan Electric Power Company (MEPCO) teams caught 28,620 people who were running air-conditioners through stolen electricity during its ongoing drive against power pilferers across southern Punjab.

In light with special directions of Ministry of Energy, the checking of air conditioner using consumers was commenced at 180 subdivisions across MEPCO region under the supervision of MEPCO Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Engineer Tahir Mahmood from May last year.

The teams had caught 28,620 power pilferers and imposed over Rs690 million fine over stealing 39.4 million electricity units for running air conditioners over the last year.  

Published in The Express Tribune, May 9th, 2020.

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