The nationwide crackdown on electricity theft continues as authorities have disconnected thousands of illegal connections across the country.
In a meeting on Monday, Commissioner Lahore Muhammad Ali Randhawa directed to take strict action against the supply of electricity to illegal housing societies.
He ordered relevant authorities – LESCO, District administration, and LDA – to take measures in this regard.
During the meeting, it was decided to conduct an audit of illegal societies using electricity under the jurisdiction of the Lahore district administration and LDA.
The meeting was informed that the unauthorized housing societies either got the electricity connections illegally or obtained them through deceptive means.
LESCO officials told Muhammad Ali Randhawa that they have made Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for addressing complaints from both general consumers and citizens.
Furthermore, Commissioner Lahore sought the details of NOCs issued by the departments to illegal societies. He reiterated the government’s commitment to combat electricity theft in the entire division.