Peshawar to be made load-shedding free

Rs2.5 billion recovered in crackdown on electricity theft

Our Correspondent October 21, 2023


The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government has undertaken an initiative to transform Peshawar, the provincial capital, into a load-shedding free model city, following its success in making Mardan district free from power cuts. A comprehensive plan has been developed to expedite the collection of outstanding electricity dues from defaulting consumers and curb the misuse of electricity in Peshawar.

To achieve this goal, instructions have been disseminated to district administration, police officials, and PESCO operational teams throughout the province. The plan also includes accelerating the installation of meters in areas lacking this essential facility and raising the recovery targets for delinquent electricity consumers across all feeders.

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The fourth meeting of the Provincial Task Force for Energy, chaired by Additional Chief Secretary of Finance and Tribal Affairs, Mohammad Abid Majeed, and attended by Secretary Energy & Power, Nisar Ahmed Khan, all Divisional Commissioners, Regional Police Officers, Chief Executive of PESCO, and Deputy Secretary of Industry, Maqbool Hussain, revealed significant progress. In a brief period of one and a half months, the provincial task force has successfully recovered over Rs2.5 billion from consumers who have paid their bills, and more than 28,000 illegal connections have been disconnected, with fines imposed as penalties.


Published in The Express Tribune, October 21st, 2023.


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