Iesco retrieves Rs474m from electricity theft

Islamabad Electric Supply Company (Iesco) has successfully retrieved an impressive amount of Rs474.63 million from 28,866 customers since the launch of an ongoing campaign on September 1.

According to an official statement, Iesco has diligently executed widespread operations targeting electricity theft and overdue payments across various regions, including Islamabad, Rawalpindi City, Rawalpindi Cantt, Attock, Chakwal, and Jhelum Region.

Dr. Mohammad Amjad Khan, the Chief Executive of Iesco, emphasized that the recovery of outstanding electricity dues from defaulters is being pursued rigorously, underscoring that no one is entitled to consume electricity without settling their bills. He conveyed this message during a performance review meeting of the ongoing campaign, which focuses on recovery and countering power theft.

Dr. Khan further highlighted the campaign’s success in purging the Iesco region of electricity theft, revealing that Iesco’s recovery teams have collected a sum of Rs220.72 million from 20,167 active defaulters and an additional Rs253.91 million from 8,699 dormant defaulters. In total, the ongoing campaign has led to the retrieval of Rs474.63 million from 28,866 customers.

Moreover, Iesco’s detection teams have identified electricity theft amounting to Rs3.24 million units and have imposed fines totaling Rs150.27 million on 2,358 individuals involved in electricity theft. As a result of these efforts, 453 First Information Reports (FIRs) have been filed, leading to the arrest of 366 individuals by the police.

Dr. Khan encouraged consumers to actively participate in the campaign by reporting instances of power theft through the helpline number 118.

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