A Sukkur Electric Power Company task force raided the residence of PPP leader Haji Zabardast Khan Mehar on Saturday, claiming the politician was involved in electricity theft. Following the raid, the SEPCO team said that seven air conditioners were running at the PPP leader’s residence.
SEPCO task force incharge Aqeel Ahmed Junejo said that they have disconnected the power connection and sent a bill of Rs700,000 to Mehar. The PPP leader denied the power supplier’s claims, saying that his house has an electricity metre and he has recently paid a bill of Rs37,000. Mehar called the raid an act of “political vengeance” and vowed to challenge the claims by the regional power supply company.