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Pakistan International Airlines, Karachi Electric Supply Co sign deal for energy conservation

Karachi, December 05, 2012 (PPI-OT): PIA management is committed to implement the Energy Conservation Programme not due to high energy cost but as social responsibility for rational use of Power. This was stated by managing director PIA Muhammad Junaid Yunus at a signing ceremony between PIA and KESC for Energy Conservation, at PIA head office Karachi.

He said that PIA’s Green Team is working for Safe Environment for future. Saving will minimize cost, time and resources. We are committed to safeguard environment and compliance with all environmental laws, regulations and methods of conservation.

Chief Executive Officer KESC Mr. Tabish Gohar speaking on the occasion said that PIA is a potential customer of KESC. The power utility look’s forward to strengthening mutual Relationship between the two organizations because individuals may change but institutions remain.

He said that KESC will fully corporate with PIA in saving energy cost and cost cutting measures, although it may reduce revenue for the utility but the saving of important resource will benefit the posterity.

Mr. Asif Hussain Siddiqui KESC Director Energy conservation, said that PIA by introducing energy saving at the head office and the PIA Training Center would save 30 percent of their electricity Bills.

It may be mentioned that the current power bill of PIA head Office and Training Center is about Rs. 50 million per month which annually adds up to Rs.600 million. PIA by implementing energy conservation would annually save around Rs.200 million only on its electricity bills.

MD PIA Junaid Yunus further explained that PIA Green Team has done tremendous job during last couple of years on conservation. By just saving on consumption of Diesel during last year the airline saved Rs 7 million despite high cost of diesel. Rationalizing PIA office timings saved around Rs. 3 million in one month as compared to last Sep 2011 he added.

MD PIA assured KESC team for full cooperation during Energy Audits and also for technical collaboration in matters of energy and environment conservation.

Managing Director PIA, Junaid Yunus and CEO KESC Mr. Tabish Gohar signed the MOU.

For more information, contact:
S. Sultan Hasan
General Manager, Public Affairs
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)
Tel: +9221 9904 0000
Fax: +9221 3457 2225, 3457 0419

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