It was alleged that the accused disregarded, disobeyed and deviated from the recruitment rules and made 437 illegal appointments in GEPCO
GUJRAT -- Police have booked a former chairman of Jalalpur Jattan Municipal Committee, his brother and 10 others, for subjecting Gujranwala Electric Power Company (Gepco
) officials to torture after they unearthed power theft at his (ex-chairman's) house.
According to senior Gepco
officials, the said 42 kanal of land was illegally occupied by the local private housing scheme since 2016.
Spokesman Tahir Sheikh said here Monday that FESCO defeated Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) in the first semifinal with 39-34 points whereas GEPCO
beat Multan Electric Power Company (MEPCO) with 33-32 points in second semifinal on Monday.
They raised slogans against the local GEPCO
officers and demanded their immediate transfer.
staff suspended the power supply to the factory and the adjoining buildings to stop the fire from spreading.
The National Accountability Bureau had accused Mr Ashraf of making illegal appointments in Gepco
during his stint as the federal minister for water and power.
According to NAB reference, the PPP stalwart is accused of misusing his powers and appointing 437 people in GEPCO
from his electoral constituency, Rawalpindi city of Gujar Khan, 'without any consideration for merit'.
They said that they had repeatedly brought the miserable condition of electricity pylons into the notice of local Gepco
officials, lamenting that they remained indifferent to the situation.
According to the NAB, Mr Ashraf allegedly made illegal appointments in the Gujranwala Electric Power Company (Gepco
) during his stint as federal minister for water and power.
In terms of reduction in average daily load-shedding hours in comparison to 2016-17, Fesco, Lesco, Mepco, KE and Hesco displayed improvement whereas Gepco
ranked the worst with 11 hours of daily load-shedding, followed by Qesco and Pesco with 5.8 and 3.25 hours respectively.
He said that the Gepco
was striving to provide the improved services to its consumers.