KE Drive Against Power Theft

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KARACHI: K-Electric conti­nued on Tuesday its operation to remove kundas (hooks) and illegal streetlights which were encroaching on electric infrastructure across the city.

A spokesperson for the power utility said that during the operation more than 600 illegal hooks were removed successfully in Gulshan-i-Iqbal and Malir and 130 illegal streetlights along with wires and swit­ches being used for various lighting purpose were also removed from Liaquat­abad, Surjani, North Kara­chi and North Nazimabad.

He said that all encroachments on K-Electric’s poles tampered with and damaged KE infrastructure, jeo­pardised integrity of the electricity system affecting service provision, impeded routine operations, hindered maintenance efforts and most importantly bypa­s­sed electrical safety mechanisms thus creating public safety hazards.

The spokesperson said that the drive would continue to be carried out in order to ensure safety and wellbeing of citizens.

He pointed that the K-Electric had earlier highlighted that Internet and TV cables were behind the tragic electrocution incident that occurred in the DHA area and its encroachment removal activities had gathered steam following a public notice which alerted cables operators that 19th August is the deadline to remove cables and other encroachments of electricity poles.

According to the power utility it has also alerted all civic and development authorities regarding this issue.

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