Anti-electricity theft unit formed in FIA

The prime minister has appointed Hussain Asghar as the head of the unit.


Web Desk July 12, 2013
The prime minister has appointed Hussain Asghar as the head of the unit. PHOTO: PPI/FILE

ISLAMABAD: An Anti-electricity theft unit has been formed in the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on the orders of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Express News reported Friday.

The purpose of the unit is to investigate how electricity is being stolen and to take action against the corrupt officials of Wapda and Desco, who are involved in the theft.

The prime minister has appointed Hussain Asghar as the head of the unit.

During a meeting with Asghar Friday morning, Nawaz Sharfi ordered him to take immediate action against the corrupt officials.

The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) disclosed on June 12, that electricity worth Rs40 billion is stolen every year because of prevalent malpractices in power distribution companies.

COMMENTS (5)

Mohammad Ali Siddiqui | 8 years ago | Reply

FIA is not the only investigative agency which has been washed with milk.

What the government will do if FIA Officials are also found stealing electricity?

AR | 8 years ago | Reply

Instead of arresting the people using kundas, just supply 500 volts to these kundas for a minute and all of their electrical equipment will be gone. In this way you can avoid never-ending court complications and will be a lesson for all others.

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