Campaign against power pilferage in Baluchistan to be started: Omar Ayub

ISLAMABAD, Jun 27 (APP):Minister for Power Division Omar Ayub Khan on Thursday said that federal government with cooperation of Baluchistan government would start campaign against power pilferage in the province.

Responding to various point raised during cut motions, he said that the government had started a campaign to check power theft in various parts of the country and FIRs against 30,000 people have been registered.

The minister said that about 4,000 have been put behind the bars for their involvement in power pilferage while about 500 employees had been issued show cause notices for their involvement in corruption.

He said currently, there was zero load-shedding on around 80% feeders. He said that the PTI government had brought improvement in the distribution system.

He said that the government was determined to end load shedding on the remaining 20 percent feeders by ending the electricity theft.

He said that during the Pakistan Muslim League (N) government circular debt had reached to Rs 450 billion.