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K-Electric removes PMTs over nonpayment of bills

KARACHI: K-Electric‘s crackdown against electricity thieves and defaulters is gaining momentum in Karachi, ARY News reported on Tuesday.

According to KE’s spokesperson, the vigilance teams removed PMTs from city’s areas of Kosar Niazi colony and North Nazimabad, in their latest action against defaulters and electricity thieves in the metropolis.

“PMTs were removed from the areas over nonpayment of bills amounting rs124million,” the spokesperson of K-Electric said in his statement issued here today.

Minister for Power Division Omer Ayub Khan, on November 17, had directed the six power distribution companies to ensure 100 percent recovery of current electricity billing amounting to over 83 billion rupees for betterment of liquidity of power sector.

He had issued the directive while holding a meeting of the Power Division in Islamabad, which was attended by Federal Secretary Power Division Irfan Ali, officials of the Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO), chief executive officers of distribution companies (DISCOs).

The minister had also directed the CEOs to eliminate theft and illegal hooking of electricity and take strict action against those involved in it with the help of Provincial Task Force established in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The meeting decided to freeze the figures of old receivables as on 31.10.2018 with targets to achieve 100 percent recovery of current billings besides reducing the line losses as per the goals set by the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority.

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