Line losses have been reduced: Minister

Minister for Power Umar Ayub Khan says the government is making all out efforts to control line losses and theft of electricity.

Addressing a news conference in Peshawar on Saturday, he said the losses have been reduced and two billion rupees have been saved during the last two months.

He said the losses of Peshawar Electricity Supply Company is four billion rupees per month. Sixty-five percent of the losses are taking place in Peshawar, Mardan, Charsadda and Bannu.

Minister for Power said a task force has been constituted to overcome this issue.

Umar Ayub Khan said special cable will be laid in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to overcome the stealing of electricity besides upgrading grid stations.

Source: Radio Pakistan