KE continues drive against illegal connections in Liaquatabad

K-Electric continued its drive against kundas and generator mafia. Source: KE/Supplied

KARACHI: In a bid to provide safe and reliable electricity to its consumers, K-Electric continued its drive against the menace of illegal connection (kunda) and generators across the city.

With the support of Electric Inspector Karachi (EIK) representative Khalid Qaimkhani, KE media and security teams alongside law enforcement agencies, successfully disconnected eight generators located in six different areas of Liaquatabad.

More than 1,750 residential and commercial buildings were being powered through illegal installations of 75 KVA to 150 KVA generators in Block 3, 4, 10 of Quwait-ul-Islam Colony and Nairang Commercial zones in Liaquatabad.

During another raid in Landhi, an extremely hazardous underground cable being used for illicit extraction of electricity was disconnected by KE teams of IBC Landhi. The residents have been urged to abstain from such malpractices and shift to legal and safe metered connections.

During the crackdown, KE teams were faced with aggressive resistance from the area locals backed by the generator mafia, who were not even following Covid-19 safety protocols.

Officials of EIK also issued warning to the owners of the generators, and initial reports were filed, while further raids are expected over the days to come.

The unauthorised use of KE infrastructure for illegal power supply poses severe public-safety hazards and causes serious accidents in monsoon season.

It was further clarified that provision of electricity in license area, other than by K-Electric, is in violation of NEPRA Act 1997, section 21, and there is an urgent need to take action against such malpractices.

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