KARACHI: In its latest press statement, K-Electric was aggrieved to learn that residents of Sultanabad attacked KE staff that was busy at work on the 16th of July on the Rickshaw PMT near Saddar and manhandled KE personnel.
Giving details, the press statement added that these residents who get their electricity supply from the rickshaw PMTs (2), owe KE almost Rs 1 crore 30 Lac. The recovery ratio from these 2 PMTs is at a mesmerizingly low level and since Sultanabad is a kunda-infested area, it is categorized as a high-loss area.
Despite being defaulters, these residents resort to protests where only a couple of days back they had blocked off a road which affected the traffic flow as well.
The KE staff was working near the Rickshaw PMT area to restore supply after a fault on the over-loaded PMT had occurred, where unknown persons misbehaved and tortured KE linesman. The KE vehicle was also targeted in this unfortunate incident. This was not the first time KE team faced resistance from the residents of Sultanabad, as such instances occur almost every alternate day.
Spokesman KE has clarified that, “If such instances continue then we will have no choice but to stop our operations in such areas. These residents are defaulters and despite pleading to them that they need to remove these illegal connections to ensure a smooth supply of electricity, these residents resorted to violence and continue to use electricity through such illegal connections.