QUETTA - On the direction of the Government of Pakistan and the Ministry of Energy (Power Division), Quetta Electric Supply Company (QESCO) is engaged in operations against electricity thieves and defaulters in various operation circles in cooperation with the district administration and police throughout the province. According to QESCO, so far, applications have been sent to the relevant police stations for registering cases against 387 electricity thieves in all areas of the province so that further legal action can be taken against them. Similarly, operations were also carried out in the provincial capital, Quetta, on Kirani Road, Sabzal Road, Hazarganji, Eastern Bypass Road, Nawan Killi Bypass, Kharot Abad, Murriabad, Haji Ghebi Road, Balochi Street, and Kasi Road. At least 37 people were arrested after disconnecting the illegal connections, and their electronic devices were also taken into custody. An FIR has been registered against 35 thieves. Apart from this, metres of various commercial plazas and domestic connections were also checked in the operation, while one shop in Quetta Commercial Centre, one shop in Pashtunabad, and two petrol pumps in the city were also sealed for electricity theft. The connections of the defaulters are also being disconnected. Action was taken in Khuzdar, Sibi, Makran, Pishin, and Loralai. The connections of 288 defaulters were also disconnected during the operation, and more than 100 million rupees were recovered from the defaulters.