DISCOs electrifies 679,760 villages since 2014.

 
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ISLAMABAD -- As many as 679,760 villages out of total 838,631 had been electrified by all the power Distribution Companies (DISCOs) in their limits since 2014 to June 2018.

According to the performance report recently issued by power regulator, it was said that the percentage of village electrification stood at 84.15 per cent during the said period.

Giving the breakup, it was said that at least 125,158 villages were electrified in 2014, 126,655 in 2015, 133,732 in 2016, 140,427 in 2017 and 153,788 in 2018.

These villages were electrified in limits of Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO), Tribal Electric Supply Company (TESCO), Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO), Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO), Gujranwala Electric Supply Company (GEPCO), Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO), Multan Electric Supply Company (MEPCO), Quetta Electric Supply Company (QESCO), Sukkur Electric Supply Company (SEPCO) and Hyderabad Electric Supply Company (HESCO). K-Electric also electrified 3814 villages during the said period.

Meanwhile, DISCOs registered 43,408 First Investigation Reports (FIRs) against power pilferers, out of them, 6,568 have been arrested since October 13, 2018 to September...

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