IESCO expedites drive against power theft

Field formations checked 5,743m, found 105m involved in electricity theft through various means

APP September 11, 2023


On the directives of the government, the Islamabad Electric Supply Company (Iesco) has expedited the drive against power pilferage and caught 105 meters and imposed a fine of Rs7.567 million for stealing electricity in various areas of the company in the current month.

Iesco Chief Dr Muhammad Amjad in a statement said that during the current crackdown against electricity thieves, the field formations checked 5,743 meters and found 105 meters were involved in electricity theft through various means.

As many as 73 meters were found tampered with while 22 were getting direct power supply, he said. “A fine of Rs7.567 million has imposed on the power pilferers while charging over 177,000 units.”

He said on directives of the Federal Minister for Energy, Iesco launched a crackdown against electricity thieves and their facilitators in all circles including Islamabad-Rawalpindi-Attock-Jhelum and Chakwal circles.

All operation circles, including In-charges, Executives and SDOs, were rigorously inspecting industrial, commercial, domestic, and other tariff categories within their respective areas, the Iesco chief said. He added that the local administration and police were also assisting the company to carry out the operations.

He expressed confidence in the success of this government-led campaign, with the full dedication of officers and staff.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 11th, 2023.


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