September, 22, 2023
Bill Surge Amid Massive Theft

Bill Surge Amid Massive Theft

Bill Surge as LESCO, FESCO, and MAPCO Confront Massive Theft: Former MNA Saeed Zafar Padhar and Others Implicated

Lahore, Islamabad (Amir Naveed Chaudhary, Zagham Naqvi) Operation against electricity thieves has started across the country, Cases have been filed against hundreds of electricity thieves including former former MNA, influential personalities in the operation against electricity theft in LESCO, Fesco, GAPCO, MAPCO. Arrested, crores of rupees in detection bill were charged for stealing lakhs of units. According to the details, under the supervision of Chief Executive Engineer Shahid Haider, an operation was conducted against electricity thieves in all circles of LESCO on the instructions of the Federal Power Division. Applications for FIRs against all electricity thieves have been filed in the respective police stations, out of which 130 FIRs have been registered while 11 accused have been arrested. After disconnecting all the connections, they were charged more than four crore rupees in the detection bill of more than one million units. In the operation against electricity thieves, important figures were also found to be involved in electricity theft and their connections were also disconnected. Ex-MNA Mehr Saeed Zafar’s electricity was stolen from Pad Bar worth Rs. 250,000. 69,457 rupees were recovered from Rana Ayub, 264,638 rupees from Nazar Hussain ex-Nasler, and 414,545 rupees were recovered from Nadeem Ahmed Go’s house. Yesterday, the former vice-chairman was charged a Rs 268,112 detection bill. 205,247 rupees from Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Tariq Javed, 129,023 rupees from Zeeshan Ali, 560,000 rupees from Sajid Manzoor aka M Naprince, 325,750 rupees from former Rana Ejaz Nasler, 686,100 rupees from vice-chairman PML-Q Akram for electricity theft. Bills received. An amount of Rs.3,597,150 was charged to the Green Cap Society. LESCO chief says that the grand operation will continue without discrimination until the complete end of electricity theft. During the operation, the electricity thieves as well as the LESCO officers and employees who patronize them will also be brought to justice. On the other hand, a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Executive Fesco Engineer Bashir Ahad was held at the Fesco headquarters in which he issued instructions to all operation circles and field formations of the Fesco region to take strict action against power theft and said That electricity thieves should be dealt with with iron hands. Chairman Fesco WAPDA Malik Thay Awan has said that the services of district administration and police will also be obtained for the elimination of electricity theft and recovery from defaulters. Multan Electric Supply Company, under the supervision of Chief Executive Officer Meco Engineer Mehrullah Yar Bharwana, launched an operation against 13 electricity thieves. In different areas of Multan and Tehsil Shujaabad, consumers were caught stealing electricity by tampering with direct wires/meters. On the other hand, in Bannu, DI Khan, Tank, and Shangla, it has been revealed that 100% of consumers have been turned away, causing damage to the national treasury. During the year, 19 discos bought 116.50 billion units, sold 97.34 billion units to consumers and 1.7 billion units were stolen. Peshawar Electric Supply is leading in this business. In all four districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kanda has been running for a year. In Hyderabad, the bill submission rate decreased to 5-6% and in Tandoullahyar to 9%. Kanda culture also increased in different districts of Sindh. The documents stated that 15 percent of customers in Tando Muhammad Khan, 21 percent in Shaheed Benazirabad, 60 percent in Larkana, and 40 percent in Sukkur. Pashin, Sabi, Makran, Khuzdar, and Alai have 90% Kanda culture.
ISLAMABAD (Special Correspondent, INP) A plan has been prepared to close the commercial centers across the country once again early, shops and businesses have been suggested to close at sunset. Power division sources say that consideration is being given to fixing the winter time frame to close the business early. From October 1 to February 15, businesses can be closed early to save electricity. According to the sources, the federal government has sent the proposals to the four provinces. The provincial governments will consult with the relevant chambers of commerce and business organizations. It is to be remembered that the previous PDM government did not hesitate and announced to closing of the business early, but it could not implement the early closure of the business.

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