ISLAMABAD - Ministry of Water and Power on Thursday suspended Chief Executive Officer, Sukkar Electric Supply Company, Farman Ullah Khan and Director Commercial, Delawar Hussain Memon over the charges of inefficiency.

According to officials of Ministry of Water and Power, the suspended officers failed to achieve targets for improvement in recovery and controlling losses and also unsuccessful in bringing down the duration of load shedding in the areas of SEPCO.

According to the latest figures an increase of Rs. 425.90 million has been registered against private running defaulters during March 2015 and April 2015. Similarly the recovery percentage also remained quite blew than the assigned target of 100pc and the Transmission and Distribution losses also remained high than the Nepra permitted targets, the officials said.

The Chief Executive Officer MEPCO, Muzaffar Abbasi has been given addition charge of SEPCO with targets to bring in improvements in recovery, reducing lines losses and taking effective measures against electricity theft.

The action was taken in failure to implement uniform policy of distribution of electricity based on percentage of losses on feeders.