LAHORE: A major crackdown against power thieves in the provincial capital began on Friday.
District enforcement committee, comprising electricity department, law enforcement agencies and administrative personnel, has been devised to supervise the initiatives taken in this regard.
“Serious action will be taken against those who have outstanding dues,” Minister for Power Umer Ayub Khan had said on Thursday.
“Administrative measures and line losses areas have been identified to achieve the objectives. Those who are not paying their electricity bills will have their electricity meters removed,” he further added.
Provincial Secretary Energy Aamir Jaan said that “a comprehensive strategy had been evolved to root out the menace of electricity theft across the province”.
The said committee was constituted following PM Imran Khan’s orders of “taking urgent measures to reduce the electricity tariff and burden on the consumers caused by the power theft and line losses” in a meeting of Energy Task Force.
The premier further ordered to “immediately launch a crackdown on power pilferers as it would not be tolerated to make the people bear the brunt of others’ theft and mismanagement”.