There is no denying that people in Pakistan are always on the lookout for shortcuts. Thriving on this mentality, the entire village of Sharifpura has been delivered a huge blow.
Existing on the outskirts of Lahore on GT Road, almost all the residents of Sharifpura have been caught stealing electricity directly from low tension (LT) lines.
Because of this, a Lahore Electric Supply Company (Lesco) team has disconnected the power supply to the entire village.
Speaking to a local media outlet, a spokesperson of the company said:
There were only eight houses where the residents were using electricity through legal connections. However, the rest, whose connections were already cut by the Lesco’s GT Road sub-divisional office due to non-payment, were found stealing electricity directly from the LT lines.
The team has also removed two transformers installed in the village.
The electricity authority has submitted their applications to the respective police stations against the people responsible for stealing the electricity.