Swabi: Power transformers’ theft
SWABI: Local lawmakers have taken exception to police and Pesco workers’ failure to curb increasing incidents of theft of power transformers in the district. MNA Usman Khan Tarakai said it was responsibility of the police and Wapda staff to take practical measures to curb theft of power transformers. He pointed out that an organised group was involved in the crime. Mr Usman, who is also chairman of the energy committee in the national assembly, said despite their continued requests no remedial measures had been taken. MPA Javid Khan Tarakai said he had asked the police to take immediate steps for curbing the transformers’ theft.
“Usually it happens that the thieves remove the transformers from polls, collect important instruments and leave the empty cover on the ground. He demanded of the police and Pesco to go beyond verbal assurances and take practical steps for curbing the theft of power transformers.