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Govt advocates district-level task force to combat electricity theft

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April 03, 2024 (MLN): The government officials on Tuesday emphasized the need for a dedicated task force at district levels comprising of magistrates, police personnel, intelligence officers, and prosecution experts to combat the rampant issue of electricity theft.

Minister for Power, Sardar Awais Ahmad Khan Leghari, and Chief Minister of Punjab, Ms. Maryam Nawaz, convened a meeting to discuss strategies for collaboration between the federal and Punjab governments aimed at reducing instances of electricity theft.

During the meeting, a consensus was reached on implementing an incentive system to reward officials of the provincial government who actively contribute to increased recovery from defaulters and reduction in power theft.

It was further agreed upon that strict measures would be taken against individuals including officials of DISCOS found involved in electricity theft, as they not only tarnish the reputation of the system but also hinder its overall efficiency.

Minister assured the Chief Minister that individuals failing to meet performance benchmarks must be held accountable for their inefficiency and subpar performance, as part of ensuring a more effective implementation of policies.

Both Chief Minister and Federal Minister agreed to take further steps to ensure proper prosecution of those involved in power theft for which legal framework shall further be strengthened.

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Posted on: 2024-04-03T10:05:44+05:00