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Caretaker govt working on ‘Electricity Theft Control Act’ to curb losses

Crackdown against power theft to start in areas where losses are high, says interim energy minister Muhammad Ali

by NWMNewsDesk
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Caretaker Minister for Energy, Power, and Petroleum, Muhammad Ali on Wednesday said the government is working on the Electricity Theft Control Act to curb transmission and distribution (T&D) losses in the country.

Addressing media persons in Islamabad, the minister shared that Pakistan sustains annual losses to the tune of Rs589 billion due to electricity theft and non-bill payments.

“We are working on an Electricity Theft Control Act, under which we would establish an enforcement infrastructure across the country,” said Ali. “Similarly, special courts will be formed as well.

“We target to finalise the draft of this law in two to three weeks, and move it for approval and implement it as an ordinance. We target to reduce the T&D losses as much as possible,” he added

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