20 power pilferers held

Islamabad—Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) apprehended 20 more electricity pilferers in various regions of the company in raids during its ongoing drive against power pilferage.
IESCO spokesman told APP here that seven each culprits were caught red handed from Rawalpindi and Attock circles, two from Islamabad and four from Chakwal circles.
He said the drive was launched on the directives of CEO Dr Rana Abdul Jabbar Khan.
All the culprits were found involved in power theft through direct line (Kunda System) and by broken security strip of the meter, he added.
He said FIRs had been lodged against power thieves under the new electricity (Amendment) Act.
He said the IESCO was committed to taking stern action against the power thieve across its all five regions. He also requested its valued customers to inform about power theft on IESCO’s new Roshni 8398 sms service. He said the new ‘ROSHNI SMS Service 8398’ and 118 help line was serving commendably in entire IESCO region including Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Jhelum, Chakwal and Attock circles.—APP

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