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Awais Leghari gives April 23 deadline to curb power pilferage

Awais Leghari gives April 23 deadline to curb power pilferage

Awais Leghari gives April 23 deadline to curb power pilferage

Awais Leghari gives April 23 deadline to curb power pilferage

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Power Awais Ahmad Khan Leghari has given April 23 as deadline to all Chairmen, Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of Power Distribution Companies (DISCOs) to curb power pilferage completely.

Terming the current efforts to curb menace of power pilferage insufficient, the minister directed strict action against power thieves. The data did not match to the actual damages of power theft, he said.

He said the incumbent government has zero tolerance about power pilferage and committed to rooting out the power theft menace. He said all the concerned officers should trace all the sources of electricity pilferage and addressed them. SEs, XENs

SDOs and concerned field staff have to give certificate of no theft in their respective areas, the minister said. He said all CEOs would verify these certificates and submit them to the ministry. These performance would be reviewed on weekly basis and no leniency would not be tolerated, he said.

Awais said legal, disciplinary action would also be taken against the officials for inconsistency or conflicting evidence. Amendments would also be brought in the laws severely punish the officials involved in electricity theft, he said.

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He said there would be amendments to the laws preventing dismissal of the officials found involved in such crimes.

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