‘Restore our electricity’, residents attack and destruct SEPCO office

Sukkur

SUKKUR – The residents of Sukkur’s three areas have attacked the Superintendent Engineer’s office of Sukkur Electric Power Company (SEPCO) as the authority had disconnected the electricity power supply for over 95 per cent line loses.

On the directives of state minister of power and water Abid Sher Ali, SEPCO finally decided to cut the supply of three feeders that incite the outburst on Monday.

According to the correspondent reports, the local resident attacked the office of SEPCO and pelted stones. Protesters broke the window glasses and also destroyed one motor bike. Details also confirmed that at least three Sindh Rangers soldiers were injured after being attacked by batons by the protesters.

Moreover, one of the protesters got injured reportedly receiving a bullet in his leg after local police tried to disperse the attackers. Later, the protesters shifted their mass to a nearby market.

Some of the protesters maintain that they had been receiving excessive bills from SEPCO and their financial condition did not allow them to pay the dues.

However, the SEPCO chief told the media representatives a few days back that electricity theft in SEPCO controlled area was on sky high. According to SEPCO’s record only 5 per cent consumers in under SEPCO’s supplied areas pay their dues.

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