Kundas, or illegal connections, are known to bypass safety protocols for utility infrastructure, disrupting the seamless provision of electricity to specific areas.
According to a spokesperson from K-Electric, teams conducted operations against such kundas during a recent drive in the North Karachi Industrial Area, particularly in proximity to unplanned settlements.
The removal of these illegal connections aims to enhance the quality, efficiency, and safety of power supply in regions identified for power theft.
During the operation, approximately 400 kilograms of kunda wire were removed. The spokesperson emphasized that such actions are conducted regularly to address power theft and improve the overall safety and reliability of the power supply.
K-Electric also highlighted its continuous communication efforts with customers, communities, and area representatives, raising awareness about the hazards associated with using kundas.
The company encourages individuals to apply for new connections or regularize existing connections through proper channels, including the installation of meters, to ensure the safety of their communities and loved ones.
Senate Committee Expresses Concern As Pakistan Steel Mills Faces Rs18 Million Loss In Theft Incidents
In another development, officials from Pakistan Steel Mills informed the Senate Standing Committee on Industries on Friday that the mills incurred a loss of Rs18 million due to instances of theft.
Committee members expressed serious concern upon learning that the theft included machinery and other assets, and the number of such incidents increased in 2021.
During the meeting, it was explained that the primary reason behind the theft was the mills’ location in a deserted and empty place. It was also disclosed that despite having over 9,000 employees in 2021, the number of thefts had risen as the workforce decreased.
Officials reported that a total of 45 First Information Reports (FIRs) have been filed against the thefts. They added that two cases were dismissed, while 28 are still pending in court.
Among the FIRs, 15 are categorized as Class A. The officials further stated that 12 officers had been involved in the thefts, and seven of them were dismissed.
Additionally, it was revealed that the position of CEO had been vacant, contrary to the rules specifying that hiring should be completed within 14 days. The committee’s chairman instructed that a CEO should be appointed as soon as possible.