LAHORE: Eight people including a gas meter inspector were arrested on Tuesday for stealing electricity and gas in a crackdown by task force teams in the city. The teams comprising district administration, Lesco and SNGPL officials raided 10 factories and confiscated gas-based generators. A team raided Al Shafi Steel Mill in Daroghawala and found out the factory had been stealing electricity since 2006. Factory owner Muhammad Faisal and Lesco meter inspector Abdul Aziz were arrested. In another raid, Muhammad Rasheed, the owner of Rasheed Steel Mill, was arrested for electricity theft. His sons Waheed Rasheed and Siddique Rasheed were also arrested. Data Steel Mill, Mominpura, was also found stealing gas. The owner of the factory. Task force teams also raided seven factories in Ahmed Town. Aftab, Imam Bux and Muhammad Asif were arrested from these factories.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 17th, 2013.