ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) has detected a total of 1,870 unauthorized connections of power pilferers (thieves) in its five circles during the month of March.
The company said in a statement on Wednesday 22 April, that over 1.76 million units of power were charged to these power looters besides imposing fines of over Rs33.1 million during this period.
An IESCO spokesperson said that around 7,402 new connections were provided to consumers across the five circles including Chakwal, Jhelum, Attock, Islamabad and Rawalpindi in the month of March.
The 7,402 connections include 6,608 domestic, 751 commercial, 26 industrial, nine tube-wells and eight others.
The official added that as per instructions of IESCO Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Shahid Iqbal Chaudhary, they were working to recover issues as per consumer complaints. In this regard, all field officials were working restlessly to provide best possible services to the consumers despite a lockdown.
Meanwhile, IESCO Chief Iqbal said that their responsibility has doubled during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, adding that the provision of prompt relief to consumers was their primary mission.