State Minister for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali Wednesday lashed out at Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government for line losses and pending electricity bills.
Addressing a press conference in Peshawar, Abi Sher Ali accused Khyber Pakhtunkhwa minister of backing power thieves.
“It is easy to stage sit-ins and difficult to show performance,” he said.
Abid Sher Ali said that MPAs including Fazal Elahi, Shah Farman, Ahmad Zari and others have failed to ensure that the people in their constituencies pay their dues to Pesco.
“Around 90% of the users in their constituencies are defaulters,” he said. He further said that PESCO employees were tortured when they visited the areas to make recoveries.
“We will cut those hands now if anyone manhandled our staff again,” the minister warned.
The minister also said that certain areas bordering Peshawar have become no-go locations for Pesco employees who cannot carry on with their work because of security threats.