Peshawar: 201 power thieves arrested
PESHAWAR: Pesco raiding teams have arrested 201 people for stealing electricity. According to a statement on Thursday 37 cases were detected in Peshawar circle, 43 in Khyber circle,19 in Mardan circle, 44 in Bannu circle, 51 in Swat circle and seven cases in Hazara circle. Similarly, over Rs0.2 million had also been recovered from the defaulters. It was stated that the detection teams constituted on the directions of chief executive Pesco were busy removing direct hooks throughout the province. FIRs have also been lodged against the thieves.
The Pesco chief executive has appealed to the public to avoid illegal use of electricity and remove all direct hooks immediately; otherwise strict action will be taken against the culprits.
People were also urged to cooperate to overcome loadshedding and ensure uninterrupted power supply to all consumers.