9723 illegal electricity connections removed, 3547 FIRs lodgedBreaking

October 12, 2023

 In on-going operations and crackdowns against power pilferage, Peshawar Electricity Supply Company (PESCO) had so far removed 9723 illegal connections and lodged 3547 FIRs against the accused. According to the PESCO spokesman, 1518 people had been arrested and more than 343. 5 million fines were imposed on the illegal consumers, adding that 43 industrial, 15 agricultural and 441 commercial illegal connections had been removed while the last day, 183 electricity thieves were caught. He warned that as per the directives of PESCO chief no leniency would be shown to power pilferers and indiscrimination action were being taken.

Credit: Independent News Pakistan (INP)