Karachi: K-Electric has decided to take action against power theft, as many as 762 anti-power thefts drive across the city in August and has removed 5,384 illegal connections from its service areas.
These kunda-removal drives that took place in different parts of the city, including Surjani, New Karachi, Gulistan-e-Johar, Orangi, Liaquatabad, Nazimabad, Bin Qasim, and Malir, among others, unhooked illegal wires weighing over 5,700 kilograms that were illegally connected to KE’s infrastructure to steal electricity worth millions.
Director Communications and KE’s Spokesperson Imran Rana informed that “K-Electric strongly condemns these miscreants who use illegal connections to energize their premises. Not only they are putting the lives and properties of the masses at peril but also trying to steal the right of our valuable consumers who access the electricity the legal way and pay for it.”
He further added, “We continue to conduct these anti-kunda drives every day and remove thousands of illegal connections but unfortunately these are restored within a few hours of removal.”
It has been made it loud and clear that K-Electric will take severe action against the lawbreakers and those who are involved in stealing electricity will face the penalty of PKR 10 million and imprisonment up to 03 years.
The spokesperson informed that, “Power infrastructure carries dangerously high voltage electricity and are installed by trained personnel. Any tampering with the network can cause serious consequences and other electrical faults.”