PESHAWAR, 17 November: The Ministry of Water and Power has suspended 39 officials of Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO), including four executive engineers (Xens) over poor performance.

Media reports said 34 sub-divisional officers (SDOs) are also included in the suspended officials.

Officials of the ministry said PESCO Managing Director and the ministry’s joint secretary Ghulam Rasool visited PESCO headquarters in Peshawar on Wednesday where he was briefed on line losses, increase in receivables and photo metre reading.

Some officials were suspended over not taking appropriate measures in their respective sub-divisions and circles to reduce lines losses.