January 30, 2014

K-Electric holds the Pride of Karachi Awards at Mohatta Palace

Karachi 20th Jan, 2014: K-Electric (KE), formerly known as KESC, on the 

completion of their 100 year existence conducted the ‘KE Pride of Karachi Awards’ 

at the historical Mohatta Palace on Sunday, where the honorable Governor Sind 

Dr. Ishratul Ibad was present as the Chief Guest. 

KE has been an integral part of Karachi for over 100 years serving more than 

20 million consumers and employing over 11,000 residents of Karachi. Having 

completed this milestone, KE is even more committed to working towards the 

betterment of this glorious city.

Being so deeply engrained in the fabric of Karachi, KE decided to conduct an 

award ceremony to commemorate the rich history of this city by paying tribute to 

individuals from all walks of life. These individuals since the inception of Pakistan 

have made a significant impact on this country, this city, its people and its socio-
economic landscape.

According to the KE press release, the award ceremony which was hosted at the 

Palace which dates back to 1927, was a humble attempt to recognize and honor 

those individuals who have worked selflessly and passionately for the betterment 

of this society. Individuals from the fields of Arts & Architecture, Literature, 

Performing & Visual Arts, Sports & Social Work had been shortlisted and selected 

by an honorable council.

The council comprised of honorable members such as Mrs. Durriya Kazi, Mr 

Shahab Ghani Khan, Mr Tariq Qaiser, Dr. Abdul Bari Khan, Mr. Jameel Yusuf, Mr 

Javed Jabbar, Mr Ghazi Salahuddin, Mr. Asif Farrukhi, Mrs Seema Taher Khan, Mr 

Arshad Mehmud, Mr Salahuddin Mulla, Mr Chishty Mujahid, Mr Samiullah Khan & 

Abdul Majid Bhatti.

CEO KE, Mr Nayyer Hussain on this occasion commended the council members 

and said “Our challenge was to bring together a council that was a true 

representation of the five categories chosen for the awards. We sought out 

and enlisted the help of respected members of society who are experts in
their respective fields and as such have a better perspective to nominate the 

individuals who deserve to be recognised through these awards”

On this occasion chairman KE, Mr Tabish Gauhar said “We are grateful to the 

honorable members of the council who not only chose the award recipients but 

also encouraged us in undertaking this noble cause. We need more examples of 

such people who have embraced and owned our city in the name of hope, peace 

& development”. 

The winners of the ‘KE Pride of Karachi Awards’ have been awarded with a 

lifetime supply of ‘FREE’ electricity from KE. Winners for the category of Arts, 

Architecture & Urban Design were Arshad Abdulla, Habib Fida Ali, Marjorie 

Husain & Shahid Sajjad. Award winners for the field of Social work were Abdul 

Sattar Edhi, Akhtar Hameed Khan, Dr. Adib Rizvi, Dr.Shershah Syed, Hakeem 

Muhammad Said, Dr.Nadira Panjwani, Sr.Ruth Lewis, Sr.Dr. Ruth Pfau & Zubeida 

Dossai. Amar Jaleel, Jaun Elia, Mushtaq Ahmed Yousufi & Zehra Nigah won their 

respective awards for the field of Literature, whereas Mehdi Hassan, Moin Akhtar, 

Naseeruddin Saami & Zia Mohyeddin won for the field of Performing & Visual 

Arts. Anwar Ahmad Khan, Hanif Mohammed, Jahangir Khan & Muhammad Yousuf 

were awarded for their contribution in the field of Sports.

The Award show was hosted by the multi talented Faizan Haque and the gorgeous 

Juggun kazim. The ever green Imran Aslam narrated the story of Karachi in his 

soothing voice. The award show attended by the most prestigious and high profile 

social and scholar class of the country including showbiz, literature ,analysts 

and corporate sector .The show was managed by Catwalk Production & PR was 

handled by Catalyst PR & Marketing.


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