Three-year-old booked for stealing electricity in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

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May 22,2024 02:05 PM
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In a startling incident, a case of electricity theft has been filed against a three-year-old toddler in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, as reported by ARY News.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa [Pakistan], May 22 (HBTV): In a startling incident, a case of electricity theft has been filed against a three-year-old toddler in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, as reported by ARY News.  

Following complaints from the Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO) and the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA), an FIR was lodged against the minor for his alleged involvement in power theft.   

The minor was even brought before the court of the Additional Sessions Judge, prompting his legal representative to assert that the case was dismissed by the judge upon receiving an affidavit.    

Furthermore, it was noted that officials from WAPDA/PESCO expressed uncertainty regarding the child's connection to the alleged offence.  

This incident comes on the heels of a shocking revelation during the previous month when power theft within the Power Distribution Companies (DISCOs) purportedly led to a staggering loss of PKR 438 billion to the national treasury.  

Sources disclosed that these losses amounted to over PKR 438 billion, a substantial figure amid the total annual billing of PKR 723 billion. 

Identified as the poorest performing DISCOs, the power division singled out companies in Hyderabad, Sukkur, Peshawar, Quetta, and tribal areas for their dismal records.  

On April 7, the Punjab Energy Department raised concerns about power distribution companies overcharging government institutions, labelling it a burden on the provincial exchequer. 

(ANI) This is a syndicated news feed. HBTV has edited it for clarity.