ISLAMABAD - Secretary Ministry of Water and Power Mohammad Younus Dagha on Wednesday suspended seven XENs and 15 SDOs of Peshawar Electric Supply Company (Pesco) on poor performance. The suspended officials include XEN Mansehra Rural, XEN Charsadda, XEN city, XEN city rural, XEN Mardan 1, XEN Bannu 1 and XEN Bannu 2. Fifteen SDOs, whose AT&C (Aggregate technical and commercial) losses crossed 4.5 percent compared with the previous year, were also suspended.

According to officials, the suspension orders were issued after finding AT&C losses in their respective areas more than that of previous corresponding year during the monthly performance review of Pesco. Dagha directed Pesco officials to complete meter-reading through mobile in 98 sub-divisions up to August 2015. He expressed serious concerns on no progress regarding incentive package of recovery of outstanding dues by the company and no progress regarding line losses calculations by third party in Pesco.