• The village electrification program is an integral part of total power sector development program in order to provide basic necessities to the people of Pakistan. As a part of the program 8995 villages were electrified from 2012-2013 throughout Pakistan.
  • Households are the largest consumers of electricity in Pakistan as they consume 46.5% of the electricity produced followed by Industrial and Agriculture sectors, which consume about 27.5% and 11.6% respectively.
  • Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) has allowed for large number of Solar Panels to private sector companies for generation of 54.77MW of energy in the Country.
  • Out of 125,000 villages in Pakistan, around 95,000 have been electrified and some 30 million inhabitants living in 30,000 villages still have no access to electricity.

Solar energy for villages: Buksh Foundation, IKF sign agreement

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Buksh Foundation has signed an agreement with Imran Khan Foundation (IKF) to light up villages in Dera Ghazi Khan, Mianwali and Dera Ismail Khan under the project "Lighting a Million Lives". Through this partnership three villages will be lit up and provided with access to solar energy. An agreement was signed between the IKF Chairman, Imran Khan and Buksh Foundation, Fiza Farhan here at the PTI media office.

Speaking at the agreement signing ceremony, IKF Chairman Imran Khan said the project promotes a unique model, which its multifold benefits will create immense impact in the lives of those living at the bottom of the pyramid. We are truly in high spirits to have collaborated with Buksh Foundation and hope that this small step contributes towards the bigger change that both the organisations are aiming at.

Lighting a Million Lives’ campaign launched in Pakistan on October 12

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The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) — in collaboration with LEAD Pakistan, the Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) Pakistan and the Buksh Foundation — will launch the clean energy “Lighting a Million Lives” (LaML) campaign in Pakistan on October 12.

“The aim of these initiatives is to create a consensus in Pakistan in favour of a cross-border clean energy movement while at the same time cementing the civil, political and cultural ties between India and Pakistan,” R.K. Pachauri, Director General, TERI, said.

TERI & Buksh Foundation sign MoU for ‘Lighting a Million Lives’ project

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LAHORE: Buksh Foundation and The Energy and Research Institute (TERI India) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for ‘Lighting a Million Lives’ project.

The project aims to give energy impoverished communities across the country access to clean and reliable sources of lighting through solar technologies to improve their quality of life which also promises immense economic return to the communities affected along with a sustainable and cleaner life.

Lighting a Million Lives’ campaign to be launched in Pakistan on October 12

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Such initiatives can go a long way in boosting the peace process between the two countries, says TERI Director General The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) — in collaboration with LEAD Pakistan, the Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) Pakistan and the Buksh Foundation — will launch the clean energy “Lighting a Million Lives” (LaML) campaign in Pakistan on October 12.

“The aim of these initiatives is to create a consensus in Pakistan in favour of a cross-border clean energy movement while at the same time cementing the civil, political and cultural ties between India and Pakistan,” R.K. Pachauri, Director General, TERI, said.