MULTAN: Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali has said that electricity theft is a non-bailable offence under the presidential ordinance, ARY News reported on Wednesday.
He said ‘Kunda Culture’ (electricity theft) is terrorism that affects the poor and disadvantaged segment of the society.
Talking to media at Multan Electric Supply Company (Mepco) office, the minister said government will eliminate ‘Kunda culture’ come what may. He said electricity theft was a non-bailable offence under the presidential ordinance.
He also showed documentary evidence to the media, highlighting line losses in different areas.
He said strict action will be taken against those involved in electricity theft. He also appealed the elected representatives to help containing power pilferage. He said Mepco officials had been directed to remove transformers from areas, where line losses are reported.
Ali said government was trying to bring 1500 to 2000 mega watts of electricity to the national grid.