Police take action against electricity wastage


Express April 23, 2010

LAHORE: The Lahore Police launched a crackdown against people not adhering to the government's guidelines on power usage on Thursday.

The Lahore district government has set up more than 300 police teams in union councils and 18 teams in nine towns. The teams have been directed to take strict action against anyone found wasting electricity.

Raids have already been carried out in marriage halls in Harbans Pura and Fatah Garh, and have fined the owners for using excessive electricity.

All unnecesarry lights outside petrol pumps and shops were also turned off by the teams.

All shop owners have been warned of further police action if wastage of electricity is not halted.

COMMENTS (5)

Jahanzaib | 10 years ago | Reply how many people government is going to arrest would 300 teams be sufficient to cope up with the situation and arrest the electricity culprits?
Rehan Haque | 10 years ago | Reply I wouldn't have an issue with the Government (be it Federal or Provincial) trying to get people to conserve electricity, if the heads of the governments were also subjected to the same torture that the general public is. Does the Aiwan-e-Sadar, the Prime Minister's Secretariat or the MNA Hostel, get the same treatment, when it comes to electricity load-shedding, that the rest of us do? We live in a hell-hole, all because of these at the top.
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