KARACHI - Karachi Electric Supply Company has launched “Empowerment Programme” to provide relief to social welfare organisations in health and education sectors. Under this programme, KESC signed the first memorandum of understanding with Indus Hospital on Friday.  The KESC would bear 50 per cent of Indus Hospital’s cost of electricity every month under this programme. Indus Hospital provides quality medical care in its wide ranging clinical departments and also provides postgraduate medical education to deserving persons free of cost.  The services provided by the Indus Hospital include hi-tech coronary angioplasties, life saving cardiac bypass surgeries, cutting edge laser interventions or restorative orthopaedic procedures. Indus Hospital serves around 550,000 patients annually free of charge.Tabish Gauhar, CEO of KESC, said: “KESC has always considered itself an integral part of life in Karachi and we have always tried to go beyond our core function and act as a responsible corporate citizen. We are driven by our philosophy to create sustainable social value for the less fortunate segments of our society. Empowerment Programme for charitable institutions is just another effort to contribute towards the betterment of public life.”  By supporting and enabling active social welfare institution, we are creating value driven partnerships aimed at social sustainability of underprivileged communities. “We fully acknowledge the great work being done by the Indus Hospital and we are delighted to be able to extend our small contribution through our Empowerment Programme.”