Karachi: Privately owned power supply agency, Karachi-Electric (KE), Thursday released details of the ongoing Operation Burq, saying law enforcing agencies along with KE’s team raided different spots where arrests against heavy defaulters and thieves were made.
According to KE’s press statement almost 6,700 illegal connections were removed today which weighed over 4,000 KG. KE has been conducting these raids with the help of FIA and Rangers in areas where KE used to face resistance before. FIR was lodged against a person involved in electricity theft.
Areas that were raided included North Nazimabad, North Karachi, Gulshan, FB Area, Shah Faisal, Bin Qasim, Gadap, Johar, Malir, Landhi. Tipu Sultan, Clifton, Orangi, Lyari and Garden amongst others.
A leather manufacturer was raided in Orangi which was involved in electricity theft, using heavy machinery. On the other hand a residential kunda infested area near Tipu Sultan Road was also raided by KE’s team from where arrests were made.
Apart from this a residential building was raided where the paying ratio was at its minimum and the defaulters there were also involved in electricity theft.