Damn you thieves!


The Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) urged the government on Monday to check power theft in energy system of the country. ICCI President Yassar Sakhi Butt stressed in a statement that it is time the Government should have planed a strategy on war-footing basis to check the power theft and corruption in the system which cause loss of billion of rupees yearly and as a result affecting domestic customer as well as industry thus causing loss of billion of rupees to the national exchequer. He said that the operational directors of all distribution companies should have been directed to chalk out efficient plans in order to minimize power outages during holy month of Ramazan as prolonged electricity load shedding has increased the problems of the people. The ICCI President urged the Government to resolve the IPPs issues to ensure uninterrupted power supply to the public during Ramazan. He also called for minimizing the electricity shortfall by bringing non-operational power plants into the system and utilizing them optimally according to their capacity.