• 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.

TERI to Light up Rural Lives in Pakistan; Promote Bilateral Peace

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In an effort to bring the two nations closer, India's The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) - in collaboration with LEAD Pakistan, the Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) Pakistan and the Buksh Foundation - will be organising a series of events to mark the launch of the "Lighting a Million Lives" (LaML) campaign in Pakistan on October 12-13, 2012.

The aim of these initiatives is to create 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.

Buksh Foundation and TERI India (The Energy and Research Institute) – ‘Lighting a Million Lives’ project

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Buksh Foundation along with TERI India (The Energy and Research Institute), is proud to announce the initiation of ‘Lighting a Million Lives’ project which is a unique initiative that aims to give energy impoverished communities across Pakistan access to clean and reliable sources of energy through solar technology.

The project aims to light up 5000 villages over a period of 5 years and impact over a million people by not only lighting up their homes but also creating women entrepreneurship and empowerment, helping them generates permanent sources of income for themselves and their families.
The formal signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Buksh Foundation and TERI was held on Thursday June 28, 2012, at the Avari Hotel, Lahore. MrAsimBuksh, Chairman Buksh Foundation, and Dr R K Pachauri of TERI signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organizations.