Multan- Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali has said that government was planning to disconnect power supply to areas with the highest rate of power theft.

Addressing a news conference in Multan today, outspoken minister said that those feeders would be disconnected where line losses exceed to 90 percent due to massive power theft and non-payment of electricity bills worth millions. He alleged Pakistan KPK government of safeguarding power pilferers, saying whenever officials of the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) took an action against the culprits, they were being tortured and victimised. All transformers from areas, where line losses recorded high, would be removed.

He said all defaulters have been issued notices, giving them 15 days warning to pay their dues or face disconnections. The minister said that electricity theft ordinance would be applicable for whole country not for specific areas. Ali said production of electricity would reach to 18,000 MW this year as 4250MW electricity will be added to the national grid by June this year. He said if people want no load shedding in the country then they would have to pay their dues adding that WAPDA can not afford billions of rupees lose.