Authorities to Start Crackdown Against Electricity Theft in Lahore

Authorities to Begin Crackdown Against Electricity Theft in Lahore Starting Today

From Friday (today) a major crackdown against electricity theft will commence in Lahore.

On Thursday, the Federal Minister for Power Umer Ayub Khan stated that serious actions will be taken against those with outstanding dues.

Administrative measures and line losses areas have been identified to achieve the objectives, he said.

The federal minister added, Those who are not paying their electricity bills will have their electricity meters removed.

Ayub Khan further stated, We are introducing advance technology to address the issues of high line losses and administrative areas. An amount of five billion dollars would be required for improving the damaged system, created by the previous governments.

He added that the authorities are working on taking action against electricity theft in Peshawar after Lahore and Islamabad.

Additionally, the Secretary Energy Punjab/Convener Provincial Task Force against Electricity Theft, Muhammad Aamir Jaan said that a comprehensive strategy is currently in work to root out problem of electricity theft across the province.

He added, “District Enforcement Committee had been constituted which would supervise the operation and other initiatives taken in this regard at the district level.”

On Monday, Prime Minister Imran Khan ordered the Ministry of Power to take urgent steps to reduce the electricity tariff and the burden on the common citizens which are caused by the power theft.

After leading a meeting with the Energy Task Force, he directed the team immediately launch a crackdown on power theft as this problem would not be tolerated further. He added that people should not bear the bills of thieves and mismanagement.

Imran Khan further added that the government was planning energy policies for the first time to comply to the country’s needs for another 25 years in order to fulfill the future domestic and industrial.

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