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PESCO recovers Rs3.4 million from defaulters

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MARDAN: In Mardan, the Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO) task forces have recovered 3.4 million rupees from the defaulters in ‘power theft and recovery of dues’ campaign.

According to a press release, the task forces also recovered 3.2 million rupees from domestic consumers as assessment charges.

During the campaign, 98 direct hooks were removed while nine tampered meters were replaced.

Meanwhile, the electric supply company has urged public to stop power pilferage to preempt any action against them.

On March 28, in a country-wide crackdown against tax defaulters, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) had arrested nine people besides seizing their properties and vehicles.

Read More: Nine arrested, properties seized in FBR’s crackdown against tax defaulters

According to details, the FBR had also frozen 4,000 bank accounts in its operation, which was launched three months ago, against all defaulters.

A total of nine people were nabbed from across Pakistan, meanwhile, 78 properties and 46 vehicles were confiscated by the FBR team.

Officials of the board said Rs 8.2 billion have been recovered from tax evaders so far during the crackdown.

Earlier, Chairman Federal Board of Revenue Muhammad Jahanzeb Khan on March 16 had said that “troublesome time has begun for tax evaders.”

“Just pay the due tax so that you do not have to face any predicament,” Muhammad Jahanzeb Khan warned in a statement.

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