ISLAMABAD-Vigorous and indiscriminate operations against electricity thieves have been successfully carried out in all operation circles of IESCO, due to which there has been a significant reduction in the incidents of electricity theft in IESCO region.

In a press statement, issued here on Monday, IESCO Chief Dr Muhammad Amjad Khan said that during the month of September 2022, the operation, M&T and surveillance teams caught 3877 electricity meters during checking, from which electricity was being stolen through different methods. Out of the captured meters, 3808 meters were found slow, 65 meters were receiving direct electricity supply while 3 meters were found to have holes. For slow meters and electricity theft, fines of more than Rs 44.86 million have been imposed on the concerned consumers against 2.05 million units and also applied FIR against the culprits in the concerned police stations.

IESCO chief said that these operations will continue until the end of electricity theft from the region. Dr    Amjad Khan urged the consumers to fulfil their moral and national duty in this campaign by reporting electricity theft and facilitators to the concerned SDO or Chief Executive Complaint and Monitoring Cell IESCO Islamabad numbers 051-9252933, 051- 9252934 so that timely action can be  taken against these elements.