Notwithstanding the anti-theft measures established by power providers, electricity worth Rs380 billion is stolen annually in the country, according to testimony given by Rashid Mehmood Langrial, the secretary of the Power Division, before the National Assembly Standing Committee on Friday.
He informed the committee that it is anticipated that consumers will start to see the impact of Rs 520 billion in stolen electricity in their bills starting in the following fiscal year. He claimed that metres and hooks, each worth Rs. 200 billion, were stolen.
The power secretary claims that a grid station in Bannu sees annual electricity theft worth Rs 5 billion (KPK). He claimed that the procedure for reporting an electrical theft had been made difficult.
He said there are firms that offer services to rupture ABC bundle cables. Electricity thieves acquire the services of those firms.