PESHAWAR    -   The Chief Minister’s Task Force established under the leadership of the Secretary Energy and Power Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for the prevention of illegal use of electricity in the province and recovery of dues from electricity consumers has so far recovered Rs 3,36,04,809 in a short period of two months. 

According to data released by the office of Chair­man Chief Minister Task Force, Secretary Energy and Power Syed Imtiaz Hussain Shah, the CM Task Force with the help of PESCO, despite the recent disastrous flood situation, started a campaign on July 18, 2022, and recovered a record amount of Rs 3,36,04,809, re­moved 1,870 Kundas, arrested 90 people red-hand­ed while stealing electricity and registered 789 cases. 

Under the supervision of the Chief Executive PESCO Engineer Gul Nabi Syed, raids led by the respective Deputy Commissioners in Peshawar, Mardan, Swat, Swabi, Khyber, Hazara, and Bannu in various districts of the province recorded 2,768 cases of electricity theft during house-to-house checking, recovered Rs 3,12,00,000 from paying defaulter customers, while arrested 90 people on the spot for illegal use of elec­tricity and registered cases against 789 people. Simi­larly, during the operation electricity wires and other electrical equipment worth Rs 200,000 were seized. 

Special Secretary Power Tashfeen Haider is super­vising the CM Task Force established at the provincial level in the Department of Energy and Power. 

Chairman CM Task Force Imtiaz Shah and Chief Ex­ecutive PESCO Engn Gul Nabi appreciated the per­sonal interest and cooperation of KP CM.