islamabad - The Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) apprehended four more electricity thieves in the company’s regions in various raids during its ongoing drive against power pilferers.

The spokesman told APP here that three culprits were caught red-handed from Chakwal and one from Jhelum circles. He said the drive was launched on the directives of CEO Dr Rana Abdul Jabbar Khan. All culprits were found involved in power theft through direct line (kunda system) and by broken security strip of the meter, he added. He said FIRs have been lodged against power thieves under the new electricity (Amendment) Act.

He said the IESCO was committed to taking stern action the power thieves across its all five regions. He also requested its valued customers to inform about power theft on IESCO’s new Roshni 8398 SMS service.

He said the new ’Roshni SMS Service 8398’ was serving commendably in entire IESCO region including Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Jhelum, Chakwal and Attock circles. This service was getting massive response from its users, he said.

He said complaints regarding tariff, temporary connection, late receiving of electricity bills, over billing, low voltage complaint could also lodge through this services beside information about power theft by sending SMS to Roshni 8398.

Meanwhile, the Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) on Friday issued power suspension programme for May 7 and 8 for various areas of its region due to necessary maintenance and routine development work. According to IESCO Spokesperson, the power supply of different feeders and grid stations would remain suspended for the period.

On 07 and 08 May from 08:30am to 05:00pm: Mansoor Shaheed, New Rawat feeders. On 07 and 08 May from 09:00am to 02:00pm: RCCI-I&II, Sihala, New

Rawat feeders. On 08 May from 08:00am to 04:00pm: G-8, VIP, Marvi, Iqal Town, S/Market, H/Way, F/ Masjid, HC-2, G-8 Markaz, Ayube Market, ADBP,

Shifa, H-8 Colony, A/Chowk, H-8, Tarlai, F-7, NPCC, W/Colony, Aabpara, CDA Office feeders,

On 09 May from 10:00am to 02:00pm: Jarrar Camp, Jhatha Hathial, Reliance Weaving Mill, Islamabad Feed Mill, Mansoor Shaheed, Emmar, Industrial, Bhall feeders. From 09:00am to 02:00pm: Kallar Syedan, Sagri, Redco Textile Mill, Chowk Pindori, HPT-I, II& III feeders and surrounding areas.