219 power pilferers apprehended in April

Islamabad—The Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) apprehended some 219 electricity thieves in the company’s regions in various raids during its ongoing drive against power pilferers.
The spokesman told APP here that some 53 culprits were caught red handed from Islamabad, 58 from Rawalpindi, 24 from Attock and 42 each from, Jhelum and Chakwal Circles. He said the drive was launched on the directives of CEO, Dr Rana Abdul Jabbar Khan. All 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 the accused 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. The spokesman said that the IESCO was committed to ending complete power theft cases from its region on CEO’s directives. He said the new ‘ROSHNI SMS Service 8398’ was serving commendably in entire IESCO region including Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Jhelum, Chakwal and Attock circles.
This service was getting massive response from its users, he said. He said complaints regarding tariff, temporary connection, late receiving of electricity bills, over billing and low voltage complaint could also lodge through this services beside information about power theft by sending SMS to Roshni 8398.—APP

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