ISLAMABAD: Secretary Rashid Langriyal of the Power Division has disclosed that 8 crore units of electricity theft have been uncovered during the operation against such theft.
On Twitter (x), Power Secretary Rashid Langriyal, while sharing data related to electricity theft, reported the detection of 8 crore units of electricity theft, along with the apprehension of 194 individuals involved in electricity theft.
Power Theft Control Update:
8 million units of power theft detected; 194 persons arrested; and a fine of 352 million imposed. Police is gearing up as well. LESCO and MEPCO are doing better than other DISCOs. pic.twitter.com/CWbQ6K3fXJ
— Rashid Langrial (@Rashidlangrial) September 11, 2023
The Power Secretary also noted that fines amounting to 35 crore 20 lakh rupees have been levied to date.
According to Rashid Langriyal, the Power Secretary, LESCO and Mapco are outperforming other companies in combating electricity theft.
It is important to highlight that the nationwide operation against electricity theft is being conducted as per the directives of the caretaker prime minister.
Earlier, Secretary Rashid Langriyal of the Power Division stated that the crackdown on power theft has commenced and emphasized that it is just the beginning, promising a relentless and unforgiving approach.
Furthermore, Rashid Langriyal disclosed that 1 crore 1 million rupees have been collected in connection with electricity theft, 21 individuals have been apprehended for electricity theft, and fines totaling 164 million rupees have been imposed.