PESHAWAR – The workers of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) have attacked on the WAPDA house in Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa (KPK)’s capital city to protest against removal of illegal connections by Pakistan Electric Supply Company (PESCO) officials.
According to the correspondent reports from Peshawar, the Insafiyans lead by PK-6 lawmaker of PTI Fazl-e-Elahi attacked the WAPDA house on Monday.
The protesters from PK-6 were previously facilitated by Pakistan Electric Supply Company (PESCO) in mid April as it legalized the electricity theft on one condition that every house using illegal supply would pay at least Rs 700.
According to the PakistanTribe‘s correspondent, PESCO in fact signed a written deal with MPA Fazl-e-Elahi in the presence of area elders. However, later the deal was not taken care of by the residents.
Thus, PESCO removed the illegal connections upon which the residents of PK-6 stealing electricity from Bara feeder attacked the WAPDA house.
Eye witness account described that protesters hurled large stones at the main gate of the facility. Moreover, a thin line of PTI workers also there to stop them from getting more aggressive.
It was also reported that Fazl-e-Elahi held negotiations with PESCO officials to once again settle the dispute.
Its pertinent to mention here that State Minister for Electricity and Water, Abid Sher Ali held a press conference on April 9 in which he revealed huge electricity theft in PTI run KPK.