Published On: Fri, Dec 20th, 2013
Published in Category: Islamabad

Special Task Force constituted to prevent Electricity Theft, NA informed

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ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali told the House during question hour that during the coming months maximum of four to six hours load-shedding will be made due to lower production of electricity in the hydel sector.

To a question‚ the Minister of State said government is taking different measures to control electricity theft in the country.

He said a special task force has been constituted and field survey is underway to check the kunda connections.

He said that FIRs are being registered against those involved in energy theft.

He said earlier it was a bail-able offence but it will be made a non bail-able offence and Council of Common Interests has given approval in this regard. He said after the approval of the Cabinet it will be implemented in letter and spirit.