Ministry of Energy has brought down electricity line losses by 1.5 per cent during last October, yielding a saving of two billion rupees.

According to a statement issued by Power Division on Saturday, recovery of outstanding dues also increased by eleven per cent amounting to eleven billion rupees.

It said eight thousand FIRs were registered against power thieves in Punjab during one month. Recovery drive against power thieves is being launched throughout Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from today.

Prime Minister Imran Khan has congratulated the power minister and his ministry for the effective steps to reduce line losses and improve recovery of outstanding dues.

In a tweet, he said one of the reasons for expensive electricity and load-shedding is power theft.