ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday directed for an across the board action against elements involved in electricity and gas theft.
He stated this while chairing a meeting in Islamabad to review problems being faced by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government in the energy sector.
The meeting was attended by Federal Minister for Power Omar Ayub Khan, Petroleum Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan and other high-ups of the departments concerned.
Ayub briefed the participants of the meeting about the steps being taken by his ministry to overcome the energy theft, whereas the petroleum minister apprised about the gas supply in the province.
PM Imran, while extending the support of the federal government, directed the ministries concerned for an immediate solution of the energy issues at the provincial level.
He called it unacceptable that common people were suffering due to the gas and electricity theft and mismanagement of officials.
On Saturday, Ayub had said that a special cable would be laid in KP to overcome the electricity pilferage besides upgrading of grid stations.
Addressing a news conference in Peshawar, Ayub had said the government was making all-out efforts to control line losses and theft of electricity.