NEPRA unveils CSR drive ‘power with prosperity’


Zubair Qureshi


In a bid to introduce an inclusive development model in the power sector of Pakistan, the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has envisioned developing a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) culture with its CSR drive of “Power with Prosperity”.
In this regard, a webinar was organized at NEPRA Tower and was attended by a number of senior representatives from power industry, public and private sector entities. Members of the Authority, Rehmatullah Baloch and Engr. Bahadur Shah also took part in the webinar and briefed the fellow participants about the initiative.
Chairman NEPRA Tauseef H Farooqi in his keynote address told that the Authority is proactively working on an inclusive development model in consultation with the industry stakeholders and to learn from the already executed successful models.
Unpacking the vision behind the initiative, Farooqi further elaborated that with the proactive CSR approach, NEPRA envisioned to transform the socio-economic landscape of Pakistan by bringing about the most efficient and fair business practices to ensure affordable, reliable, and sustainable power services with the active engagement and development of local communities. He expressed the intend to create buy-in and broad-based acceptance of NEPRA’s CSR strategy by providing a platform to the licensees to execute inclusive and participatory development models so that the power becomes means to bring prosperity. He further said that Engro Energy Limited (EEL) is the CSR champion and a trendsetter in the power sector of Pakistan and now is the right time to learn from its experience and share further with the CSR intenders of the power industry.

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