K-Electric disconnects 7000 illegal hook connections

BUSINESS

KARACHI – In continuation of K-Electric’s massive crackdown against defaulters
and power theft, the power utility has conducted kunda-removal drives in several parts of
Karachi including Surjani, Bin Qasim, Gulshan, North Karachi and areas of Lyari. Over 7,000
illegal hook connections have been removed during this period.
Simultaneously, the power-utility is also facilitating consumers in applying for new connections
and regularising their electricity supply through legal metered connections through customer
facilitation camps and 30 Customer Care Centres set up across the city. Fast-track processing
and simple documentation requirements have reduced turn-around time and more than 4,500
low-cost meters have already been installed on priority basis.
According to KE spokesperson, “Power thieves are urged to abstain from stealing electricity and
to get their connections regularised through legal meters before the said date. Failure to do so
by the 20th of January 2019 will result in serious consequences including disconnection, as
going forward, our efforts to clamp down power theft will continue to grow more stringent.
Consumers can conveniently submit their New Connection applications at our camps or
Customer Care Centres before the stated deadline for fast-tracked processing and installation.”
KE also seeks support from the community to help curb the menace of electricity theft. Reports
of power theft may be made by calling at 118 or 021-99000 or through KE’s Facebook and
Twitter pages or anonymously via email at speakup@ke.com.pk.