PESHAWAR: On the directions of Chief Executive PESCO Syed Hasan Fazil, drive against illegal use of electricity has been geared up through out the Province. CEO Pesco has directed all the field formation to speed up the drive against illegal use of electricity and root out the power pilferage and kunda culture so that the company’s line losses could be controlled and smooth power supply to the consumers can be normalized.
Implementing the directives of Chief Executive PESCO, Xen Khyber Akhtar Hameed asked all the SDOs under him, to personally take the interest to curb the power pilferage. In this regard SDO Tajabad Sub-Division Arbab Farooq along with Pesco Police raided and checked different areas and caught red handed 2 persons named Adil S/o Fazli Qadar & Murtaza S/o Tela Muhammad residents of Pawaka villege using direct hooks. On this occasion mob gathered and the two persons were got released forcefully from Police custody. FIR has been registered against the accused persons and a fine of Rupees 20,000/each has been imposed.
Similarly in another incident, when Pesco Hangu sub division team was removing a direct connection of a tube well, a person named Shaheen resident of Toogh Saraja attacked on Pesco team. FIR has been registered and the accused was arrested.
Drive against illlegal use of electricity and direct hooks will continue, PESCO has once again warned to stop power pilferage in the larger interest of the nation, due to which PESCO has to face huge financial losses & line losses on one hand and on the other hand PESCO’s whole distribution system gets over loaded and the general public faces inconvenience of frequent power break downs.