MULTAN

Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) Ameer Prof Hafiz Muhammad Saeed has said that India does not miss any chance to harm Pakistan and her conspiracy behind concurrent floods is quite visible. Talking to the journalists after visiting flood affected areas of Multan, he added that as soon as new Pakistani government took the charge, India hatched a series of conspiracies against Pakistan to bring our rulers under pressure. He said that the prevailing lawlessness and natural disasters sought the nation to exhibit maximum unity to thwart the dirty designs of the enemy. He drew the attention of nation towards concurrent floods, saying different areas of Pakistan were hit by floods for the last five consecutive years which could possibly be enemy’s conspiracy. “On one hand India has touched ultimate limits in Pakistan’s enmity while on the other hand our rulers have crossed all limits to appease India,” he maintained. He said that our rulers kept mum on illegal Indian occupation of our rivers, enabling her to drop water bombs on Pakistan. He directed the JuD workers to utilize their all out energies in rescue and recovery operation and extend maximum support to the flood hit people. He said that the JuD workers were coming to flood-hit areas from across the country to help out flood victims. He urged upon other civil society and public welfare organizations to step forward and support flood victims.

640 Gas, Power Pilferers Caught: The District Task Force has so far caught 640 gas and power pilferers in the ongoing operation and fine worth Rs960 million is imposed on them. The task force was constituted on special direction of provincial government and it caught 30 gas and power thieves red handed besides getting registered 352 cases against the pilferers.

According to details, the team caught 105 gas thieves red handed and imposed fine worth Rs900 million on them besides getting registered cases against 60 thieves. Similarly, 25 gas thieves were arrested by police.

At least four teams of gas department are currently in action to detect gas theft which use latest gadgets like line locators. The teams unearthed that eight out of 16 big industries were involved in gas theft and cases were registered against them besides removal of their connections.

Similarly, the monitoring and surveillance teams of Multan Electric Power Company (Mepco) have caught 535 power pilferers while 292 FIRs were registered against them besides imposition of Rs. 60 million fine. Mepco sources said that a surprise inspection of 41 commercial centres was carried out by the teams on Tuesday and power theft was found at 11. Similarly, power theft was traced at 19 big homes and cases were got registered against them.

Meanwhile, chairing a meeting here on Tuesday, the DCO Syed Gulzar Hussain Shah directed the prosecution officers to fully pursue power and gas theft cases in the courts to get the thieves punished. He also issued order for expediting meter checking operation and directed the Mepco officials to inspect 200 B-1 category meters daily instead of 50 besides accomplishing inspection of 2000 B-2 meters within one week. He warned that ruthless accountability of power and gas thieves would be carried out.