Illegal Electricity Network a Major Hazard – K-Electric

Illegal Electricity Network a Major Hazard – K-Electric

Karachi, 14th September 2018: K-Electric remains committed to end the menace of electricity theft in the city. As part of its daily anti-theft drives in different areas, the company recently raided parts of Gulistan-e-Johar and confiscated illegal network weighing over hundreds of kilograms. During this drive illegal connections were removed from a wedding lawn in Gulistan-e-Johar as well as two residential connections that were stealing electricity with the help of a local kunda mafia.

Per details a wedding lawn in Block 16 of Gulistan-e-Johar was raided where the consumer was caught using the 3-phase supply directly. There was resistance shown by the consumer and the management of the wedding lawn but the KE team issued a notice and disconnected the supply. KE teams raided another location in Rashidi Goth where resistance was seen by the local kunda mafia. Despite the hurdles the KE team disconnected the supply and issued a notice to the consumer who had previously failed to pay his bills to K-Electric and was instead paying the local mafia.

KE teams also confiscated more than 1,200 KGs of kunda connections from Gadap in the last one month. Amongst different locations, 2 factories and a baking unit were also raided which were using illegal hook connections. KE teams immediately disconnected their supplies and the illegal cables were removed. One of the factories had an outstanding amount of more than PKR 1.1 million and instead of paying its bill, resorted to illegal means despite being disconnected before.

Spokesperson K-Electric said that the company has repeatedly raised its voice against the Kunda Mafia that operate in some areas of the city. Spokesperson added, “We request cooperation from all citizens and authorities to join the power utility in this cause as illegal connections are a major safety hazard. K-Electric through constant upgradation, investments as well as rigorous anti-power theft operations has made 70% of Karachi exempt from load-shed which shows the company’s commitment.”

K-Electric remains committed to provide uninterrupted power supply to all parts of the city. Once again the power utility appeals to its valued customers to help KE overcome the menace of electricity theft and report such miscreants who continuously resort to power theft in their respective areas.