Karachi, June 05, 2018 (PPI-OT): K-Electric conducted a kunda-removal drive in different blocks of Gulistan-e-Jauhar to curb power theft. During the drive, illegal connections were removed from a residential society including a gaming arcade involved in illegal abstraction of electricity in Block 09, whereas illegal supply of a fast food restaurant in Block 08 was also disconnected on account of non-payment. Following the raids, notices were also issued to power pilferers.

KE’s consistent efforts towards curbing power theft and illegal abstraction along with other initiatives have enabled the power utility to reduce its Transmission and Distribution (T&D) losses by around 14% since 2009.

According to KE Spokesperson, “Power theft and illegal abstraction is the leading cause of faults in the system and a source of inconvenience for the community at large. The power utility remains fully committed to eradicate power theft and appreciates the support of the community to help curb the menace of electricity theft.” Reports of power theft may be made by calling at 118 or 021-99000 or through KE’s Facebook and Twitter pages or anonymously via email at speakup@ke.com.pk

For more information, contact:
DGM-Media Cell
Formerly known as Karachi Electric Supply Company Limited (KESC)
2nd Floor, State Life Building No 11,
Abdullah Haroon Road, Saddar, Karachi
Tel: +92-21-99207163
Cell: +92-301-8286193
Email: ahmed.faraz@ke.com.pk