PESHAWAR, 15 July: Ministry of Water and Power has suspended seven XENs and 15 SDOs of the Peshawar Electric Supply Company (Pesco) due to their failure to halt power theft.

A notification of the ministry stated that two each XENs of Charsadda and Bannu while one each of Mardan and Maneshra were suspended for their failure to control power pilferage in their respective areas. The notification added that 15 SDOs were also suspended during the last one year.