Islamabad - The Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) has apprehended seven more electricity thieves in the company’s regions in various raids during its ongoing drive against power pilferers.

The spokesman told APP here that two culprits were caught red-handed from Islamabad, four from Rawalpindi and one from Jhelum circles. He said the drive was launched on the directives of CEO Dr Rana Abdul Jabbar Khan. All culprits were found involved in power theft through direct line (hook system) and by broken security strip of the meter, he added. He said FIRs have been lodged against power thieves under the new electricity (Amendment) Act.

He said the IESCO was committed to taking stern action the power thieves across its all five regions. He also requested its valued customers to inform about power theft on IESCO’s new Roshni 8398 SMS service. He said the new `Roshni SMS Service 8398’ was serving commendably in entire IESCO region including Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Jhelum, Chakwal and Attock circles. This service was getting massive response from its users, he said.

He said complaints regarding tariff, temporary connection, late receiving of electricity bills, over billing, low voltage complaint could also lodge through this services beside information about power theft by sending SMS to Roshni 8398.