ISLAMABAD, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 03rd Nov, 2016 ) : Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) Thursday apprehended 401 electricity pilferers in various regions of the company in raids in October during its ongoing drive against power pilferers. The IESCO spokesman told APP that 45 culprits were caught red handed from Islamabad, 133 from Rawalpindi, 96 from Chakwal, 60 from Attock and 67 from Jhelum circles during the said period. He said the drive was launched on the directives of CEO Dr Rana Abdul Jabbar Khan.
All the culprits were found involved in power theft through direct line (Kunda System) and by broken security strip of the meter, he added. He said FIRs have been lodged against power thieves under the new electricity (Amendment) Act. He said the IESCO was committed to taking stern action against the power thieve across its all five regions. He also requested its valued customers to inform about power theft on IESCO's new Roshni 8398 sms service.
He said the new 'ROSHNI SMS Service 8398' and 118 help line was serving commendably in entire IESCO region including Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Jhelum, Chakwal and Attock circles. This service was getting massive response from its users, he said. He said complaints regarding tariff, temporary connection, late receiving of electricity bills, over billing, low voltage complaint could also be lodged through this service beside information about power theft by sending SMS to Roshni 8398. Meanwhile CEO IESCO Dr Abdul Jabbar said power thieves would be dealt with iron hands. The company was committed to eradicating the menace of power pilferage, he said. He said the drive would continue till arrest of last power thief.