Campaign against power theft: Rs1 billion recovered, hundreds detained

12:26 PM | 15 Sep, 2023
Campaign against power theft: Rs1 billion recovered, hundreds detained
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The crackdown on electricity theft is getting tougher nationwide, according to the caretaker administration, which claimed to have detained close to 500 people and recovered more than Rs950 million from power thieves.

Rashid Langrial, Secretary of the Power Division, said on Thursday on the social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, "Will cross first billion recovery mark today, although all nuts and bolts of the anti-theft campaign are still not fully in place."

According to the information provided by Langrial, the total amount recovered increased from Rs14 million on September 7 to Rs951 million on September 14. Around 490 people have been detained overall.

On the other hand, meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Power applauded the Power Division for taking swift action against the line losses and electricity theft in different DISCOs.

Additional Secretary for Power Division Arshad Majid said that approximately Rs1 billion recovery had been made in the last few days and the Power Division had reshuffled the officers of various DISCOs to increase efficiency.

Saifullah Abro said the Power Division also reshuffled CEOs of DISCOs and BoDs who were allegedly involved in malpractices.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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