3 years in prison, Rs10m fine for persons involved in electricity theft: CCI

As incentive, informants who help the government identify losses will receive up to 2% of the fine as a reward.


Web Desk July 23, 2013
As incentive, informants who help the government identify losses will receive up to 2% of the fine as a reward. DESIGN: FAIZAN SETHI/FILE

ISLAMABAD: According to a framework produced by The Council of Common Interests (CCI), persons found guilty of stealing electricity will have to face up to three years in jail and pay Rs10 million in fines, Express News reported on Tuesday.

As incentive, informants who help the government identify losses will receive up to 2% of the fine as a reward.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif convened a CCI meeting on Tuesday with a view to build consensus after consultation with all provinces. Chief ministers from all of the four provinces are present at the meeting.

The CCI session will focus on revising previous energy policies, including an amendment in the 1992 Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) that had been previously opposed at the provincial level, particularly by Punjab.

COMMENTS (12)

muhammad abbas ahmed | 7 years ago | Reply

why isn;t there any punishment / fines for the people not paying their bills. like some of the governement offices and police stations. even at the level of making new laws. The fact that WAPDA has not requested any such laws, despite knowing that these are also a major chunk responsible for the current horrible situation, shows that WAPDA is only doing all this to simply "LOOK BUSY" Shame on you !!!! WAPDA and CCI !!!

jibran | 7 years ago | Reply

The CCI session will focus on revising previous energy policies, including an amendment in the 1992 Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) that had been previously opposed at the provincial level, particularly by Punjab.

The shortsightedness of Nawaz, his lust for power, and animosity towards the federal government, pushed the country in total darkness. I remember in 1990s, his Punjab government even tore down a road built by the federal government.

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