Non-recovery of bills: Pesco faces Rs4bn losses per month, NA panel told

ISLAMABAD: Peshawar Electric Supply Company (Pesco) Tuesday informed a sub-committee of National Assembly Standing Committee on Planning, Development and Reform that it is facing Rs4 billion losses per month in terms of non-recovery of electricity bills.

The subcommittee met with MNA Sher Akbar Khan in the chair here at the Parliament House to discuss various issues relating to the Pesco, PEDO and load-shedding as well as development projects related to construction of grids stations and feeders of Chitral.

While briefing the committee, Chief Engineer Pesco Akbar Khan said that the people of Peshawar, Bannu and Khyber Agency are stealing electricity through hook system (kunda system). The Pesco is collecting Rs6 billion out of Rs10 billion every month. “We are facing Rs4 billion losses due to non-recoverable electricity bills,” he pointed out.

Published in Business Recorder, 4th April, 2018