Karachi, February 24th 2020: In an exciting development, K-Electric (KE), one of Pakistan’s largest power companies, has launched “KHI Awards” an award programme that seeks to incentivize those organisations who have embraced and owned the city of Karachi in the name of hope, peace and development. These awards commemorate the rich history of Karachi by paying tributes to organisations from all walks of life especially those social-entrepreneurs and innovative business ventures whose work benefits Karachi through social, infrastructural, and cultural contexts.

Whilst announcing these awards, Mr. Moonis Alvi, Chief Executive Officer, KE said; “Our connection with Karachi is over 107 years old and extends beyond power provision. As an integral part of this vital and resilient city, we are committed to serve it and uplift it. While KE has an extremely robust sustainability programme, aimed at economic empowerment via health, education, and community upgradation; through the KE KHI Awards we envision partnering with other entities who are equally committed to this city. By collaborating and synergizing our efforts, we will collectively be able to achieve greater progress. As part of a company whose existence depends on this city thriving and as a resident of this city, I anticipate these Awards will inspire up-coming social enterprises to focus on resolving community issues and enable infrastructure development in Karachi, both of which are key components of NEPRA’s CSR vision on Power with Prosperity”

The KHI Awards platform was formulated in line with the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development guidelines and will award the winners in the form of electricity rebates for 12 months, enabling social investors to focus on uplifting Karachi and its residents. The awards will prioritise projects and proposals that directly benefit the people of Karachi via community upliftment initiatives and infrastructure development in the following 13 categories; Education, Public Health, Uplifting Communities, Inclusion, Livelihood & Vocational Training, Heritage & Culture, Digital Accessibility & Financial Inclusion, Sports, Safety (road, fire, home, personal), Sustainability & Environment, Empowering Women, Social Service and New Organization (less than 12 months old).
Interested participants are invited to download the application form from www.ke.com.pk/khiawards. Applications for the awards are available till March 15th (midnight), as the last date of submission. KE encourages participating organizations to carefully read entry instructions when preparing submission documents. With twenty awards spread across thirteen categories, each participant can apply to a maximum of three award categories only. The documents required for participation include: Memorandum of Association / Articles of Association, Budget Sheets, Financial Statements, Audit Reports, Project PPT / Video, and support documents. The jury will be announced in the coming weeks.

Note: This program is for not-for-profit organizations or entities having its office and involved in social work or social impact projects or services in Karachi and/or its adjoining areas. The issuance of this press release or any application made in pursuance thereof, do not give rise to any commitment or legal relationship between KE and any organization, KE reserves the right to accept or reject any or all applications made for awards at its sole discretion. Terms and conditions apply.