K-Electric released details related to the ongoing Burq campaign which is targeting heavy defaulters and thieves from all pockets of the Karachi city. KE’s team along with the LEA’s has been working round-the-clock to end the menace of electricity theft and has reaped positive results from areas where previously KE’s team could not even enter due to resistance from public and defaulters.
According to these details KE along with the FIA and Rangers confiscated more than 1,100 KG of illegal connections (Kunda). More than 2,700 illegal connections were pulled down in the areas of SITE, Lyari, Sadr, Johar, Korangi, Bin Qasim, Shah Faisal, Gadap, Malir, North Karachi, Liaquatabad, North Nazimabad and Nazimabad.
In the area of Malir a Booking Office of Cantt View Apartments was raided where electricity theft was found and arrests were made. A small industrial unit in Korangi was also raided in the late hours and discrepancy was caught. On the other hand some commercial markets were raided in the areas of SITE and Lyari and the culprits involved in electricity theft were caught and penalized.
More than 40 raids were conducted in these areas and electricity thieves were apprehended and penalized on the spot. FIRs against culprits were lodged whereas arrests were made against those involved.