KP govt recovers Rs 48m from electricity defaulters


PESHAWAR: A provincial task force recovered Rs 48 million in one month from electricity defaulters while registering 185 FIRs, arresting 306 persons and removing 3186 illegal connections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

On the directives of the federal government, the government of KP had initiated a campaign against power pilferage and defaulters in the province, said a recovery report issued here Monday.

During the last one-month period, Rs 48 million was recovered while power instruments worth Rs 50 million were confiscated in different parts of Peshawar and Bannu districts during the campaigns.

For this purpose, a provincial task force had been constituted under the chairmanship of Energy and Power secretary against power theft and to recover money from defaulters.

Task force reporting cell in-charge Saifullah Khan and deputy in-charge Malik Shuja Khan submitted a monthly recovery report before Additional Power Secretary Mohammad Asif.

The team leader of the Task Force on Secretary Energy and Power, Salim Khan, said that main purpose of this campaign was to create awareness amongst the masses to use electricity in legal framework by using electric meters and to avoid kunda culture.

He further stated that, the operations would be conducted throughout the province against power theft. He urged the general public to cooperate with PESCO and district administration officials in order to accomplish the given assignment.

He hoped of removing all illegal connections and power theft throughout the province in coming days.