K-Electric has made the announcement of launching an extensive crackdown operation against the defaulters and the power thieves in the various parts of the city. The non-discriminatory crackdown would be launched throughout the city and all legal steps would be used for the strict enforcement, as per a release.
A campaign against power thieves and defaulters is in accordance with the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act of 2016. According to K-Electric’s spokesperson, all the defaulters have been given time until the 20th of January 2019 for clearing their dues via easy payment schemes.
Power thieves are asked to refrain from stealing electricity and for getting their connections regularized via legal meters before the given date.
The spokesperson further added that failure to do so by the 20th of January 2019 would result in serious action against the ones who would fail and that could lead to the termination of their connections along with the prosecution that could lead to penalty of as high as six million rupees and jail of seven years as per the present law.
Recently a new cargo train has been launched by the Pakistan Railways in collaboration with the private sector. The new cargo train would be running on the route of Karachi to Lahore. The launched service would improve the supply chain management and the cross-border trade, hence would be decreasing the freight cost and the time of transportation significantly.