LESCO recovers Rs.28b from 41,146 defaulters in 67 days

LAHORE: The Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO), in collaboration with Tehsildars (Recovery), has recovered more than Rs 1.28 billion from 41,146 chronic defaulters in all five districts - Lahore, Sheikhupura, Nankana Sahib, Kasur and Okara- during 67 days of its recovery campaign. A LESCO spokesman told the media here on Sunday that in 67 days, Chief Engineer O and M (T and G) Zafar Iqbal with the support of Tehsildar City Mujahid Zia and Tehsildar Shalimar Noreez Humayun recovered outstanding dues of Rs 162.10 million from 5,266 defaulters in Northern Circle and Rs 302.50 million from 5,278 defaulters in Eastern Circle respectively. Similarly, LESCO Manager (Material Disposal) Engineer Anwar Watto along with Tehsildar Model Town Rana Arsal and Tehsildar Cant. Sajjad Qureshi recovered Rs 183.50 million from 5,053 defaulters in Central Circle and Rs 68.18 million from 2,048 defaulters in South Circle, while Manager (Technical) Engineer Muhammad Farooq with the assistance of Tehsildar NankanaSahib Muhamma d Iqbal Rasheed and Tehsildar Sheikhupura Muhammad Aslam Gujjar recovered Rs 87.10 million from 3,874 defaulters in Nankana Circle and Rs 186.06 million from 4,808 defaulters in Sheikhupura Circle. He added that LESCO Manager E and S (PMU) Engineer Abbas Ali in collaboration with Naib Tehsildar Kasur and Okara Mirza Zahid Baig recovered outstanding dues of Rs 80.82 million from 6,013 defaulters in Okara Circle and Rs 212.33 million from 8,806 defaulters in Kasur Circle. While, on 67th day of its ongoing recovery campaign, the LESCO with the help of Tehsildars (Recovery) recovered more than Rs 13 million from 579 dead defaulters in its all circles of operation. He elaborated that LESCO recovered outstanding dues of Rs 1.97 million from 81 defaulters in Northern Circle; Rs 3.33 million from 80 defaulters in Eastern Circle; Rs 1.81 million from 55 defaulters in Central Circle; Rs 0.78 from 42 defaulters in South Circle, Rs 1.10 million from 51 defaulters in Nankana Circle; Rs 1.96 million from 66 defaulters in Sheikhupura Circle; Rs 01 million from 101 defaulters in Okara Circle and Rs 1.82 million from 103 defaulters in Kasur Circle. For the recovery campaign started on September 13, the Lahore Division's Commissioner had assigned additional charge of Tehsildar Recovery (from LESCO defaulters) to relevant Tehsidars, while LESCO Chief Executive Officer Engineer Shahid Haidar has also designated four senior officers to assist them in the dues recovery from defaulters. LESCO Chief Executive Officer Engineer Shahid Haider said that the company is facing loss due to dead defaulters, and vowed to continue action against them.