KE keeps disconnecting power supply of defaulters

KARACHI: Karachi Electric (KE) has warned of taking stringent action against defaulting customers of Natha Khan by disconnecting their power supply. Giving details, KE said the customers in certain parts of the Natha Khan were owing the utility Company’s Rs 240 million, while recovery loss was around 35 percent and losses of monthly bill in these areas has fallen below 35 percent. In a press statement, KE pointed out it would cut off electricity distribution from 11 PMTs  (pole mounted transformers) in the locality of Natha Khan. The areas fall under these PMTs include Al-Haider, Hazara Chowk, Kohati Mohalla, Naseerabad, Natha Khan 1 and 2, Usmania Mosque1 as well as 2 and Tall Wali PMT 1 and 2. KE spokesperson said, “The Company has issued several notices to customers from the aforementioned areas but the defaulters did not pay heed to the warnings and therefore we are ultimately forced to turning off power supply.” He mentioned these were high-loss areas where consumers were heavily involved in installing illegal hook connections that resulted in heavy load on the PMTs. 

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