In the last two months, the Chief Minister’s Task Force for preventing illegal electricity use in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has recovered more than Rs 33.6 million in dues.
Since July 18, Syed Imtiaz Hussain Shah, the Provincial Secretary of Energy and Power, has been conducting raids against illegal connections and direct hookups with the assistance of PESCO. As a result of the raids, in 1870 direct hooks were discovered and removed, 90 people were arrested for power theft, and 789 cases were filed against them.
Under the supervision of the PESCO Chief Executive Officer, PESCO Engineer Gul Nabi Syed led raids in Peshawar, Mardan, Swat, Swabi, Khyber, Hazara 1, Hazara 2, and Bannu districts.
In the last year, there have been 2,768 cases of electricity theft, and more than Rs 31.2 has been recovered from defaulters.
As part of the operation, electricity wires and other electrical equipment worth Rs 235,000 were also seized part of her oversight responsibilities within the Department of Energy and Power, she supervises the Chief Minister Task Force at the provincial level.
Both the Chairman of the Chief Minister Task Force, Syed Imtiaz Hussain Shah and the Chief Executive Engineer of PESCO, Gul Nabi Syed, expressed hope that the campaign would discourage the misuse of electricity and encourage defaulters to settle their debts.