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Pakistan Has Started A Major Crackdown Against Electricity Theft - TechJuice

Last updated Thursday, September 7, 2023 08:02 ET

Pakistan has recently unveiled an ambitious plan to combat electricity theft and enhance revenue recovery, ultimately aiming to provide relief to the general public. Minister for Power and Energy, Muhammad Ali, presented this multifaceted strategy during a news conference, alongside Caretaker Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Murtaza Solangi.
The gravity of the issue became evident as Muhammad Ali revealed that Pakistan’s ten distribution companies collectively suffer a staggering loss of 589 billion rupees, primarily due to the rampant theft of electricity and nonpayment of bills. To confront this pressing challenge, the government has devised a comprehensive three-pronged approach:
1. Technological Interventions:
In regions where electricity theft ranges from 15 to 30 percent, the government plans to implement technology-based solutions to clamp down on illegal power consumption.
2. Private Sector Engagement:
For areas where electricity theft exceeds 30 to 60 percent, the private sector will be brought in to manage power distribution, with the aim of enhancing efficiency and accountability in the system.
3. Enforcement Measures:
In regions where power theft surpasses 60 percent, stringent enforcement actions will be initiated to combat widespread theft and encourage prompt bill payments.
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