SIALKOT- Gujranwala Electric Power Company (Gepco) has sent 100 cases of chronic defaulters to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for the recovery of over Rs200 million as prolonged arrears.

Gepco Chief Executive M Ikram told newsmen that it had made an all-out effort for the recovery the said arrears by sending them recovery notices but the chronic defaulters remained reluctant to the pay their dues. He said that Gepco had sent the cases of 100 main defaulters to NAB, seeking NAB’s help to recover the amount. He said that the NAB would start arrests of these defaulters after Eid. The Gepco chief executive added that it has also caught 52 electricity thieves during its ongoing crackdown in Sialkot, Narowal, Gujrat, Mandi Bahaud Din, Hafizabad and Gujranwala districts. He said that Gepco has also submitted separate applications for registration of separate cases against accused power pilferers at different police stations. GRANT: The Punjab government approved a special grant of Rs350 million for the uplift of the Pasrur tehsil. MPA Ch Munawar Ali Gill told the newsmen that Rs120 million would be spent on the upgradation of Govt Degree College for Boys Pasrur and construction of Postgraduate Block, Rs50 million on establishment of sport gymnasium at Pasrur, Rs25 million for establishment of Pasrur Stadium and Rs150 million would be spent on Urban Drainage Development Scheme.