Man arrested for gas theft in Peshawar


The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Sunday arrested owner of a hostel on Warsak Road for gas theft.
FIA Director Inam Ghani told reporters they had received report of gas theft. Following this they carried out a raid and arrested hostel owner Ehsanullah in addition to disconnecting all the illegal gas connections.
It was the first raid of FIA against gas theft in KP.
Separately, the FIA’s special cell formed to take action against power and gas theft met at the WAPDA House and reviewed the performance of departments.
According to reports, the meeting was attended by FIA officers, DCOs, chief executives of power distribution and gas distribution companies.
FIA officials told the high-ups of power and gas departments to strictly direct their lower staff to stop their illegal dealings with power and gas thieves and help in identifying those indulging in illegal activities.
They also said that line losses of more than 28 percent were unbelievable, adding that lower staff of the two utilities was involved in corruption.
It was made clear that those involved in power and gas theft would not be spared and would not only be sacked but also be sent to jail.