FIA unearths illegal power connections in colonies.

BAHAWALPUR -- The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) claims to have unearthed a number of illegal power connections at private residences in a number of unapproved housing colonies in Bahawalnagar, Minchinadabad and McLeod Ganj of Bahawalnagar district.

An FIA official told Dawn on Wednesday they received a tip that electricity connections in unapproved housing colonies had been provided with the alleged connivance of Multan Electric Power Company (Mepco) officials.

The FIA teams conducted raids and reportedly removed illegal power meters installed at several houses.

The FIA official said complaints against the Mepco official involved in the scandal would be sent to the higher authorities for action and registration of cases against them.

Probe ordered against illegal occupation of state land worth millions in Cholistan

Mepco officials said a list of all illegal connections was being drafted to take action against those officials who provided these connections and meters to certain domestic consumers.

LAND GRABBERS: Divisional Commissioner Raja Jahangir Anwar has ordered an inquiry against a group of alleged land grabbers who occupied state land worth millions of rupees in Cholistan.

The inquiry has been ordered on the application of Humayun Shah Bokhari, and the additional commissioner (consolidation) has been...

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