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Those hindering our access to energy are enemies: business community

Pic 0001Pic 0002Islamabad:An international energy solutions company based in Europe is gearing up to help the local business community by offering latest and low cost energy solutions in Pakistan.

Saeed Zuberi CEO of Tameer Energy, a group company of Tameer Foundation said on his visit to Pakistan that his company intends to introduce state-of-the-art technology developed by NASA engineers.

“The technology has not been employed anywhere in the world which I wants to introduce in collaboration with Planetary Power Incorp., a US-based company working on cutting-edge technology in the energy sector,” he said.

Saeed Zuberi, who was accompanied by Angus Jackson OBE, on the invitation of Tariq Sayeed, VP CACCI, where they told the business community that more solar energy reaches the earth’s surface in two hours than the total energy consumed by humans in an entire year.

VP FPCCI Mirza Abdul Rehman, President ICCI Zafar Bakhtawari, Presidents and office bearers of other chambers including Raja Zaheer, Ch. Pervez Waraich, Malik Zubair Ahmed, Shahid ur Rehman, Munawar Mughal, Tariq Mehmood, Malik Sohail, Chairman Media and Diplomatic Affairs FPCCI and others were also present on the occasion. Tameer Energy was further represented by AVP Imran Ahmed and CTO Syed Fahim.

Saeed Zuberi, French national of Pakistani origin, has worked intensively in the social and infrastructure sectors of Pakistan. Among other projects, Tameer Foundation is credited with its reconstruction efforts after the floods of 2010 and 2011.

Zuberi said that with the right technology solar energy is easy to capture and use; our ability to harness the sun’s energy is crucial for our civilization’s survival as well as current and future prosperity.

“Our hybrid technology is highly dependable which can cut electricity and maintenance costs by 50 per cent while it can be monitored and controlled through satellite, landline or a mobile phone,” he explained.

The ultra-modern diesel and solar powered electricity generation units can be installed in villages with no access to national power grid and small businesses which are easily upgradeable, he added.

He informed that he had a detailed meeting with energy officials of the federal and provincial governments whose response was encouraging.

Speaking on the occasion, Angus Jackson OBE said that we would like to use Pakistan as a production hub for his company’s units workable with any fuel and at any altitude, which will not only help masses overcome energy issues but would also initiate exports to regional markets.

“Pakistan is best suited for such operations as what we see in media about this country in west is contrary to the situation,” said Jackson.

Speaking at the occasion, Mirza Abdul Rehman said that Pakistan is becoming a failed state due to energy scarcity.

Zafar Bakhtawari said that construction of Kalabagh dam could have addressed the issue which was put on the backburner while pace of development on the other mega projects is unsatisfactory.

He said that anyone who can help us address energy issue will be our friend and hero while those pushing country to darkness could never be our friends as they contribute to the sufferings of communities and commerce.

Malik Sohail and others said that we want power with unmatched efficiency without the compromises associated with traditional renewables, they demanded.

We welcome the initiative to bridge gap between renewable energy and fossil fuel powered power plants and assured all out cooperation to the visiting experts, said Sohail.

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