The special surveillance teams of Gepco Gujranwala have caught as many as 34,364 consumers stealing electricity through different ways, during its ongoing special campaign against electricity pilferers in Gujranwala Region’s all the six Sialkot, Narowal, Gujrat, Mandi Bahauddin, Hafizabad and Gujranwala districts last month.

According to the senior Gepco officials, the Gepco teams caught red handed 33,818 domestic consumers, 203 commercial consumers, 126 agriculture consumers and 217 industrial consumers, stealing electricity across the region.

The Gepco senior officials got registered separate cases against 35 chronic accused for electricity pilferage, besides, sending Rs89 million detection bills to all the accused for power pilferage by adding as many 9.4 million additional electricity consumption units in their monthly bills.

The Gepco has yet recovered Rs68 million from these pilferers while special recovery teams have been formulated to ensure early recovery of the fine.

SWMC BUYS MACHINERY WORTH RS25M: The Sialkot Waste Management Company (SWMC) has purchased new machinery, worth Rs25 million, for improving cleanliness in Sialkot city.

Launching ceremony of the new machinery was held here on Tuesday. Local MPAs - Ch Muhammad Ikram, Mansha Ullah Butt, Sialkot SWMC chief Idrees Ahmed Bajwa, President PML-N (Youth Wing) Sialkot District Muhammad Farooq Ghuman, Sheikh Hassan Arif and General Secretary Shujaat Ali Pasha attended the ceremony. On the occasion, they pledged to provide better cleanliness to people of Sialkot city.

Sikh yatrees visit Darbar Sahib Kartarpura: A delegation comprising 550 male and female Sikh Yatrees from across Pakistan visited Darbar Sahib Guru Nanak at Kartarpura-Shakargarh and performed their religious rites. The Sikhs also took “Ashnaan” (bath) there. They also distributed charity meals and sweets during light rainy weather.

They also distributed special sweets among locals, besides, extending gratitude to the Muslims.

The Sikhs leaders Sardar Balbeet Singh, Sardar Badal Singh, Preet Kaur and Manmohan Singh jointly led the delegation.

The visiting Sikhs also refreshed their pre-partition memories.

According to local MPA Sardar Ramaish Singh Arora, the visiting Sikhs highly hailed the Pakistan Government’s sincere efforts for safeguarding the Sikh Gurudawaras and their other sacred places in Pakistan. The Sikhs also lauded the ongoing Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) between Pakistan and India.

On the occasion, foolproof security arrangements were made by police and other security agencies to avert any unpleasant incident.