Pakistan’s private electric supply company, K-Electric, during the first edition the KHI Awards announced 34 winners from 13 categories.
According to reports, iconic organizations operating in Karachi were honored by K-Electric. The organizations that won included the categories of: Education, Public Health, Uplifting Communities, Livelihoods & Vocational Training, Heritage & Cultural Accessibility and others. The winners were reportedly announced in a small private ceremony on the 3rd of April, 2021.
The aim of the KHI Awards by K-Electric, is to recognize the efforts of these organizations made towards the sustainable development of Karachi. According to reports, Governor Sindh Imran Ismail made his appearance through a video message in which he stated that the participants and winners are an “integral part of the state” because “they support the government in its efforts to help the people”. Governor Sindh continued that he appreciates K-Electric’s recognition of their efforts. He added, “all organizations were evaluated on their performance alone.”
CEO K-Electric (KE), Moonis Alvi commented, that KE is “excited to bring the inaugural edition of the KHI Awards”. He added that it is “heartening” to see these organizations working to make Karachi a better place. He continued to add, “These awards are KE’s humble effort to acknowledge their dedication, and are proud to extend our support in their ongoing efforts.”
Moreover, Saad Amanullah who helped to Chair the awards stated, that K-Electric’s efforts to “empower” these organizations “on their journey is commendable.”
The event was hosted by Sidra Ali and Dino Ali, with strict implementation of SOPs. Among the winners was the reputed Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre, known for tirelessly working for patients of Leprosy. According to reports, the organizations have been awarded prizes in the form of bill rebate ranging between approximately 0.25 million to 5 million.
The winners included: doctHERs, Idara e Taleem o Agahi, Orange Tree Foundation, Kiran Foundation, The Citizens Foundation (TCF), Behbud Association Karachi, National Academy of Performing Arts, Tehzeeb Foundation of Pakistan, Karachi Vocational Training Center, Pink Pakistan Trust and others.
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