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Stealing electricity for ACs: 28620 nabbed in one year

MULTAN:Multan Electric Power Company (MEPCO) teams had caught 28620 people who were running air-conditioners through stealing electricity during its ongoing drive against power pilferers across the South Punjab. In light with special directions of Ministry of Energy, the checking of air-conditioner using consumers was commenced at 180 subdivisions across MEPCO region under the supervision of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) MEPCO Engineer Tahir Mahmood from May- 28,2019. The teams had caught 28620 power pilferers and imposed over Rs 690 million fine over stealing 39.4 million electricity units for running air-conditioners in a year till May-7,2020.