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K-Electric Installs More Than 1500 New Low-cost Meters in Allah Bux Goth, Gadap


Karachi: 7th February, 2019 – K-Electric has successfully energized Allah Bux Goth, in the area of Gadap, by installing more than 1,500 new low-cost meters, facilitating over 10,000 consumers as well as dismantling an illegal kunda network in the process and replacing it with kunda-resistant Aerial Bundled Cables (ABCs). The residents of Allah Bux Goth hosted an event to celebrate this milestone which was attended by KE management representatives and the area locals and K-Electric’s efforts to complete this initiative in short time were also appreciated.

Allah Bux Goth was previously menaced by illegal connections and rampant power-theft, which caused faults and tripping in adjoining areas. According to K-Electric spokesperson, “Through this initiative K-Electric has strengthened the provision of reliable power supply to the residents of Allah Bux Goth. Such great appreciation received from our consumers goes a long way in enabling KE to uplift such communities and inspires our teams to ensure that the ongoing Project Ujala remains in full swing in other parts of the metropolitan city in which K-Electric is continuously installing Aerial Bundled Cables to reduce losses, theft and eventually load-shed.”

KE has successfully completed similar projects in several other areas including Qalandarabad, Mughal Hazara Goth, Junejo Town, Rozi Goth and Chishti Nagar.

K-Electric Board Elects Ikram Sehgal as New Chairman

KE Chairman

Karachi, January 18, 2019: K-Electric (KE) Board of Directors today elected Ikram Sehgal as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors with immediate effect.

Ikram Sehgal succeeds Tayyab Tareen who resigned from the role today. The Board expressed its fullest appreciation to Tareen for his constructive leadership and contribution to the company’s successful turnaround. Outgoing Chairman, Tayyab Tareen, has served KE in many roles during his ten-year association with K-Electric including as CFO before being appointed CEO in 2014. Tareen’s experience, mainly with multinationals, covering areas of business turnarounds, financial management, planning and business acquisitions was instrumental in driving transformation at K-Electric.

With more than 40 years of business experience, Ikram Sehgal is Chairman Pathfinder Group Pakistan, employing several thousand people in 50 towns and cities across Pakistan. While serving in the Pakistan Army, Ikram Sehgal was the first Pakistani PW in history to escape from an Indian PW Camp. He holds a Commercial Pilot License and later started his own business in 1977. Author of several books (including “Escape from Oblivion” published by Oxford University Press in 2012), Ikram Sehgal has served on many Boards, including Bank Alfalah for 16 years. Foundation Member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and a Director EastWest Institute (EWI) USA for last 9 years, Ikram Sehgal is also Chairman Karachi Council on Foreign Relations (KCFR) and Vice President Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE). He organizes the renowned Pakistan Breakfast every year at the WEF Annual Meeting at Davos for the last 18 years.

The Board of Directors is confident that Ikram Sehgal, with his proven track record of accomplishments, will bring a wealth of knowledge and valuable experience to the position.

KE’s transformation, from an under-utilized strategic asset before 2009 into a leading energy player today, represents one of the global power industry’s most well-recognized operational turnaround stories and it is well positioned to build on its existing success, backed by competent management and leadership teams. The power utility remains fully committed to further improve the availability and reliability of power supply to customers across its network and to ensure the growth of economy of Karachi and Pakistan.

K-Electric shines at the Best Corporate and Sustainability Report Awards 2015

Karachi – October 08, 2016: K-Electric (KE) secured second position in the fuel and energy sector at the Best Corporate and Sustainability Report Awards 2015 jointly organised by The Institute of Cost & Management Accountants of Pakistan (ICMAP) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) at a local hotel. The award was received by Muhammad Rizwan Dalia, Director Finance and Company Secretary, K-Electric on behalf of the organisation.

The award recognizes the utility for ensuring best practices of disclosure and transparency in preparing its annual report. Last year the utility secured fourth position in the same category, hence this year’s achievement marks major improvement.

On this occasion, KE spokesperson said, K-Electric is committed to conduct its business lawfully, ethically and in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. We deem this award a testament of the trust our stakeholders put in us and recognition of our consumer centric policies and egalitarian values that enabled KE to achieve operational and financial turnaround.”

K-Electric and 1Link Partnership to help consumers make new connection payments via ATMs/I-Banking

Karachi, September 28th, 2016: K-Electric has recently joined hands with 1LINK to provide e-Payment solutions for people seeking new electricity connections (NC). The collaboration now enables people to pay security deposit and estimate payments for new connections through the 1LINK Network. This service would be available 24/7 and even on holidays which gives consumers an edge over conventional banking.

With 1LINK’s vast network of electronic payments, KE aims to augment customer convenience to a whole new level. People can now make secured and automated NC e-payments round-the-clock from all over the country. Besides convenience it also makes the processing of new connection applications efficient.

Commenting on the collaboration, Spokesperson K-Electric said: “Customer convenience is at the heart of our operations and our partnership with 1LINK is a testimony to that. People can now make fully secured payments to avail new connections with ease.”

1LINK Spokesperson while commenting on the initiative highlighted the commitment of 1LINK to serve the Payment Industry of Pakistan. With the launch of Pakistan’s first Domestic Payment Scheme PayPak, 1LINK is setting new goals and standard that can help customers of all its strategic partners like KE. 1LINK will continue to provide top-of-the-line electronic payment services, such as KE NC, for the ease and benefit of the general public.

Through this KE-1LINK alliance the KE NC Applicants can make new connection payments through 1LINK Network that includes 8,500+ ATMs and other ADC services such as Internet Banking, Over-the-Bank Counter (OTC) payments, IVR Call Center and Mobile Banking, as the new KE NC service of 1LINK UBPS continued to be enabled by 1link member banks/partners on their respective channels.