241 consumers nabbed for using illegal electricity

PESHAWAR:Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO) surveillance teams raided and nabbed 241 domestic and commercial connections for power pilferage in different areas of the province.

The PESCO teams during crack down in different areas in Peshawar, Mardan and Swabi district against illegal use of electricity said a press release issued here on Wednesday.

The teams under the supervision of Additional Chief Engineer Sher Dad Khan checked different areas of Peshawar circle and nabbed 91 domestic and commercial connections for power pilferage.

Similarly, the surveillance teams nabbed 144 commercial and domestic connections in different areas of Swabi for power pilferage.

PESCO’s surveillance teams checked areas of Mardan Circle and nabbed 16 domestic and commercial connections using electric illegally.

Drive against illegal use of electricity and direct hooks will continue in all circles. Director surveillance has warned the consumers to stop power pilferage in the larger interest of the nation; otherwise strict action will be taken against electricity stealers.