81 power pilferers held

Islamabad—The Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) apprehended 81 more electricity thieves in various regions of the company during its ongoing drive. The spokesman told APP here that 45 culprits were caught red-handed from Rawalpindi, 20 from Islamabad, five from Attock, four from Jhelum and seven from Chakwal circles.
He said the drive was launched on the directive of Chief Executive Officer Dr Rana Abdul Jabbar Khan. All the culprits were found involved in power theft through direct line (kunda system) and by breaking security strip of the meter, he added.
He said FIRs had been lodged against the power thieves under the new electricity (Amendment) Act.
He said IESCO was committed to take stern action against the power thieves across all the five regions.—APP

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