A1 decoded-accountants and policy makers can benefit from ongoing work

Karachi (Cliff News)ACCA’s (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) latest report Explainable AI addresses explainability from the perspective of practitioners, i.e. accountancy and finance professionals. Head of Business Insights, Narayanan Vaidyanathan, said: ‘It is in the public interest to improve understanding of XAI, which helps to balance the protection of the consumer with innovation in the marketplace.’Complexity, speed and volume of AI decision-making often obscure what is going on in the background (the black box), which makes the model difficult to interrogate.  Explainability, or the lack of this, affects the ability of professional accountants to understand and display scepticism. In a recent ACCA survey, more than double, 54%, agreed with this statement compared to those who didn’t.Vaidyanathan continued: ‘It’s an area that’s relevant to being able to trust technology and to be confident that it’s used ethically and XAI can help in this scenario.  It’s helpful to think of it as a design principle as much as a set of tools. Moreover, this is AI decoded, and designed to augment the human ability to understand and interrogate the results returned by the model.’

Key messages for practitioners:

  • Maintain awareness of evolving trends in AI: 51% of respondents were unaware of XAI.  This impairs the ability to engage. The report sets out some of the key developments in this emerging area to help raise awareness.  
  • Beware of oversimplified narratives: In accountancy, AI isn’t fully autonomous, but nor is it a complete fantasy. The middle path of augmenting, as opposed to replacing, the human works best when the human understands what the AI is doing; which needs explainability. 
  • Embed explainability into enterprise adoption:  Consider the level of explainability needed, and how it can help with model performance, ethical use and legal compliance. 

Policy makers, for instance in government or at regulators, frequently hear the developer/supplier perspective from the AI industry. This report can complement that with a view from the user/demand side, so that policy can incorporate consumer needs.  

The report’s key messages for policy makers are:

  • Explainability empowers consumers and regulators: improved explainability reduces the deep asymmetry between experts who understand AI and the wider public. And for regulators, it can help reduce systemic risk if there is a better understanding of factors influencing algorithms that are being increasingly deployed across the marketplace. 
  • Emphasise explainability as a design principle: An environment that balances innovation and regulation can be achieved by supporting industry to continue, indeed redouble, its efforts to include explainability as a core feature in product development.

 

Narayanan Vaidyanathan added: ‘XAI can be polarising, with some having unrealistic expectations for it to be like magic and answer all questions. While others are deeply suspicious of what the algorithm is doing in the background. XAI seeks to bridge this gap, by improving understanding to manage unrealistic expectations, and to give a level of comfort and clarity to the doubters.’

About ACCA

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants, offering business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management. ACCA supports its 219,000 members and 527,000 students (including affiliates) in 179 countries, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business, with the skills required by employers. ACCA works through a network of 110 offices and centres and 7,571 Approved Employers worldwide, and 328 approved learning providers who provide high standards of learning and development. Through its public interest remit, ACCA promotes appropriate regulation of accounting and conducts relevant research to ensure accountancy continues to grow in reputation and influence.ACCA has introduced major innovations to its flagship qualification to ensure its members and future members continue to be the most valued, up to date and sought-after accountancy professionals globally. 

 

 

 

Shaping Digital Pakistan: Uber hosts media workshop

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Lahore(Cliff News)A one-day workshop for journalists was organized by Uber at Lahore Press Club. The global ride-hailing giant, as a part of their initiative to impart marketable digital skills to create successful freelancers, employees, and entrepreneurs.Keeping pace with an increasingly digital world that requires an in-depth understanding of technological trends and advancements across the globe. The workshop discussed the role of disruptive technologies in terms of transforming the landscape of a Digital Pakistan.Speaking at the training, Hyder Bilgrami, Head of Communications-Uber, commented, “With the digital shift challenging old norms, it has become a necessity for the media to acquire skills to keep pace with emerging technologies. Capacity-building initiatives enabling innovation and growth are imperative for the media fraternity to be digitally equipped.”President Lahore Press Club, Mr. Arshad Ansari, remarked on the occasion, “We are hopeful that this workshop improves the digital media capabilities of participants and encourages a solutions-based approach to journalism. On behalf of the journalists community we would like to thank Uber Pakistan on organizing such an initiative which will help the media fraternity to learn new skills and collaborate for a digital Pakistan”.While giving an overview of rapidly transforming communication technologies, the session discussed the need for the media to have an in-depth understanding of emerging trends in the digital era. With the right training, journalists can play a crucial role in the technological revolution by enhancing society’s readiness for Digital Pakistan.Journalists reporting on various beats including business and IT from print, electronic and digital mediums were part of the workshop. The goal of the training was to equip reporters with marketable digital skills that can be turned into a sustainable stream of income.Emerging technologies have provided the world with new avenues in overcoming economic problems by disrupting economies and businesses. The right skills will create jobs that can not only help the economy grow quickly through poverty alleviation but also improve the country’s business environment.

What is Uber?

Uber is evolving the way the world moves through its app. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers at the push of a button, we make cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for our partner drivers and transport operators. Uber’s rapidly expanding global presence continues to bring people and their cities closer and is currently providing service in more than 600 cities across 77 countries on six continents.

 

 

 

 

HUAWEI Y6s avail the double deposit offer

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Lahore(Cliff News)Huawei’s latest smartphone for the entry-level segment HUAWEI Y6s is up for pre-orders from January 31 – February 06. This time the company is introducing an exciting Double Deposit Offer where consumers can pre-order the device for PKR 800/- which equals to PKR 1,600/-. The smartphone carries a price tag of PKR 20,899/- thereby bringing the amazing Huawei features for everyone.HUAWEI Y6s is enriched with many features that are not offered by other competitors in this particular category. The stylish design of this smart device empowers the customers to enjoy a world of infotainment and digital experiences on-the-go. It fulfills the need for additional storage with its 64GB memory, expandable to 512GB with an SD card. To top that off, it rises above the segment’s standard of 2GB RAM by boasting a 3GB RAM allowing users to achieve more multi-tasking with less lag.The HUAWEI Y6s is the latest, most affordable addition to Huawei’s ultra-popular Y series. It not only promises a great performance, but also brings the reliability of Huawei that people have come to admire so much. It mixes together the evolving needs of diverse consumer-segments through unmatched innovation and an affordable price tag. Powered by a 2.3GHz Octa-core processor, paired with EMUI 9.1, this phone allows users to navigate its various functions with simple gestures.In the photography department, a 13MP rear camera with an f/1.8 aperture takes stellar images, even in a dark environment. While the 8MP front camera with an ambient light-sensor and proximity-sensor takes spectacular selfies. Its 6.09 inch DewDrop display provides a more immersive viewing experience with a maximized bezel-less screen. The vivid HD feature is also enhanced by a TÜV Rheinland certified, Eye-Comfort Mode, to ease extended usage. The phone also boasts a Fingerprint Sensor to ensure complete security of data.The smartphone will also be a hot choice for music lovers as it features Huawei SuperSound and an 11V smart-power Amplifier which delivers really crisp sound quality at higher volumes, with sound-effects algorithms and Huawei’s Histen 5.0 offering a 5.1 stereo surround-sound, to create an immersive theater-like experience for music lovers. Plus, it goes on for long with the 3,020mAh of battery power.HUAWEI Y6s comes in two great colours of Orchid Blue and Starry Black and people can pre-order the device starting January 31 to February 06. The smartphone debuts on February 07 with a price of PKR 20,899/-.

About Huawei Consumer Business Group

Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) is one of Huawei’s three business groups, providing a range of products including mobile phones, wearables, tablets and laptops. Huawei’s products and services are available in more than 170 countries, and are used by a third of the world’s population, ranking second in the world in mobile phone shipments at the end of March 2019.Year-on-year growth was reflected in Huawei’s rise as a globally recognized premium brand. In 2019, Huawei has been ranked 47th on BrandZ’s Most Valuable Global Brands list, 79th on Forbes World’s Most Valuable Brands list and 10 on the Brand Finance Global 500 Most Valuable Brands list in 2020. Among the Fortune 500, Huawei climbed up the list to the 72nd place in 2018, up 11 places from the previous year.As a leading technology company, Huawei invests a significant amount of its annual sales revenue to research and development efforts, and has established 15 research centers around the world. Among these facilities is the Huawei Aesthetics Research Center in Paris. Huawei’s newest R&D center is the Max Berek Innovation Lab in Wetzler, Germany, where Huawei and Leica are jointly researching technologies to improve mobile device camera and image quality.

 

 

Pakistan aviation industry has huge potential:Tuncay Eminoglu

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Istanbul(Zahid Hussain Karani)Tuncay Eminoglu Vice President Sales (Asia and Far East) has said he takes competition as a challenge and not a threat. He said he has already visited the new airport of Islamabad and found it in commensurate with the present day aviation needs.He further said Pakistan aviation industry is vibrant and has huge potential adding Pakistani visitors especially traveling to Saudi Arabia and transiting thru Istanbul are provided with best facilities with a view to making their transit comfortable

Tuncay Eminoglu expressed these views while talking to a delegation of media from Pakistan who met him in his office in Istanbul and during an interview with Diplomatic News Agency (DNA) and CENTRELINE journal.He said passengers traveling to USA can stay one night at Istanbul free of charge. Likewise passengers having 12 hours transit time are also provided with free of charge accommodation.To question about introducing new aircraft on Islamabad-Istanbul route, the vice president said the decision to replace aircraft, by and large depends, on the business activity on the particular route and aircraft availability as well.Tuncay Eminoglu while giving a brief history of the carrier, said when Turkish Airlines started its journey back in 1933 it had only five aircraft flying to four destinations in one country. Eighty-six years down the line, the airline has now more international destinations than any other in the world, covering 314 destinations, 311 cities in 124 countries.“In 2023, the year that marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Turkish Republic, our target is to reach 120 million passengers, earn $30 billion in revenue and add more than 500 fleets.” In the past 10 years or so, Turkish Airlines has increased its service quality, he said. Some 10 million passengers were carried in 2003, and this figure rose to 48 million in 2013.Turkish Airlines, which recently moved its airport from Ataturk to Istanbul, will begin flying cargo planes to Addis Ababa. Turkish Ailines flies to 56 African destinations which is the second highest next to Ethiopian and their desire to increase their market in Africa even further. He said Africa remains the priority for Turkish Airlines, as the air carrier expands to all four corners of the world. They said that aviation would continue growing in the future and Turkish would grow more than the global trend.As of April 6 the airlines began using the newly built ultra modern Istanbul Airport replacing their older hub at Ataturk Airport. Once completed in 2027, the Istanbul airport is expected to be the busiest airport in the world with six runways and four terminals that can accommodate 200 million passengers a year.Tuncay Eminoglu further said they have gone from 162 planes and 3 million passengers in 2003 to 515 aircraft and 30 million passengers in 2019. In the decade between 2008 and 2019 they experienced a passenger growth rate of 12.8 percent, three times the world’s average.By 2023 Turkish hopes to serve 140 million passengers. Currently, according to 2017 International Air Transport Association (IATA) statistics the Airline serves the 17th highest number of flyers in the world but according to Eminoglu, by 2032 they expect to be in the top ten. The IATA forecasted in 2018, that China, the US, India and Indonesia would be the fastest growing countries in terms of passengers.Turkey is rapidly transporting more passengers and cargo so the new airport will be able to serve the highest number of passengers in the world, park 500 planes, feature 500 check-in points and accommodate 143 boarding bridges. The 700,000sqm airport will also have the largest maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) in the world.At the new airport the aviation firm manages three run ways and they expect to serve 90 million passengers this year and carry 2.5 million tons of cargo. The project has three phases and each phase will increase cargo capacity by 5.5 million tons. By the end of the project the number of passengers would double to 200 million. He said by 2025, the aviation sector will contribute 4.9 percent to the GDP and 225,000 jobs. When the airport is finished it will have six runways and four terminals.

Garbage created a disastours situation at the seashores:Ali Zaidi

Karachi(Cliff News)Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Syed Ali Hyder Zaidi, while appreciating the immense participation of the business community, Public, KMC, DMCs and Sindh government in Federal government’s ‘Clean Karachi Campaign’, reiterated his commitment to completely cleanse Karachi from garbage and devise strategies to ensure cleanliness all over the city on regular basis.Speaking at a meeting during his visit to Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) on Saturday, he added that Sindh government, Karachi Municipal Corporation and all District Municipal Corporations have become part of Clean Karachi Campaign in which the first phase to cleanse all the Nullahs has been completed while the second phase will also start soon in which garbage lying at the dumpsters all over the city including parks will be cleared.Chairman Businessmen Group & Former President KCCI Siraj Kassam Teli, Vice Chairman BMG Zubair Motiwala, General Secretary BMG AQ Khalil, President KCCI Junaid Esmail Makda, Senior Vice President KCCI Khurram Shahzad, Former Presidents Majyd Aziz and Younus Muhammad Bashir, Commissioner Karachi Iftikhar Shallwani along with KCCI Managing Committee members were also present at the meeting.“In order to create a better and civilized society, we, instead of blaming others for the disaster, should look at what we are doing which if we really do, would certainly create a much better society”, he stressed.He also sought peoples’ help to take photos and film those who throw litter on public places and upload them on social media to expose these elements. Such elements should be ashamed of their act and this campaign be titled as ‘Name and Shame’.Ali Zaidi pointed out that out of a total garbage of 14,000 tons, most of garbage was ending up by ultimately landing in the sea which has created a disastrous situation at the seashores. This garbage at Keemari has now reached Hawks Bay and may further go all the way to Port Qasim beach as well.He particularly appreciated Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar and Sindh Minister for Local Government Syed Nasir Hussain Shah for extending their full support and cooperation to Clean Karachi Campaign. “All of us will have to work jointly and take the ownership of Karachi city in order to improve the cleanliness conditions. Situation will only change if all of us will come forward to take the ownership of our city”, he added.In response to KCCI’s suggestion, the Minister agreed to form a committee of all fourteen MNAs of PTI elected from Karachi who will be tasked to hold regular interaction with Karachi Chamber so that the issues being faced by the city could be discussed in detail.To a question, he informed that the new Shipping Policy, which has already been approved, will be announced in a week at a press conference. This new Shipping Policy addresses many issues currently being suffered by the business and industrial community, he added.Chairman Businessmen Group & Former President KCCI Siraj Kassam Teli, while appreciating Ali Zaidi for undertaking the desperately needed cleanliness campaign in Karachi, stressed that this cleanliness must not stop halfway and continue till the entire city is completely cleansed from the garbage while an effective system must also devised to ensure cleanliness across Karachi on regular basis.Siraj Teli announced that the Karachi Chamber will contribute a sum of Rs10 million to the kitty established for Clean Karachi campaign while the bank account details for this particular campaign will also be publicized by KCCI through its monthly publication. “Moreover, KCCI’s members will also be requested on your behalf and also on our behalf to contribute generously towards this cause of completely cleansing Karachi from the garbage. We would like to monetarily and humanly support your campaign”, he added.Referring to the human support being committed by KCCI, he informed that Karachi city currently has a total of 120 police stations and under KCCI’s Police Chamber Liaison Committee (PCLC), two representatives of Karachi Chamber are nominated for every police station of the city, who are purely businessmen and are well-acquainted with their respective areas. This human force, which was available at every nook and corner of Karachi, can be provided to Federal Minister for his cleanliness campaign in order to make it successful.He further commented that every political party during its tenure extracted maximum revenue from Karachi which contributes more than 70 percent revenue to the national exchequer but none of them bothered to do anything for this city. “There was a time when all three major political parties of Karachi assumed control of the government and we felt that now they will pay some attention to the issues of Karachi but unfortunately, during that era, Karachi suffered a lot of devastation” he added and urged that the city, which gives votes to come into power, must get something in return.Referring to some previous meetings with Chairman PTI Imran Khan particularly a meeting held on July 22, 2018 before being elected as Prime Minister, Chairman BMG said that although the government has made some compromises after assuming charge of the country’s affairs as compared to their claims and commitments given before the election yet the business & industrial community still has high hopes from PM Imran Khan who is on track but the government should not make those compromises that may create problems in the long term.In order to efficiently deal with the issues of Karachi which is spread on a huge area of 3500 square kilometers with a huge population of around 22 million, Siraj Teli suggested that all fourteen Ministers of PTI who were elected from Karachi must take similar initiatives in their respective areas as done by Ali Zaidi which may result in awakening the Sindh government and they may also start taking those steps which were in favor of Karachi. “Every single step either taken by the federal government or Sindh government for the betterment of and in favor of Karachi will be fully supported by KCCI”, he added but cautioned that any retreat from the task to completely cleanse Karachi from garbage was going to receive a lot of criticism from Karachi Chamber.Speaking on the occasion, Vice Chairman BMG Zubair Motiwala suggested to form a committee comprising all the fourteen Ministers of PTI government from Karachi and the proposed committee must hold regular meetings with Karachi Chamber either once a month or once in two months so that KCCI could well-acquaint them about the issues of Karachi which would surely enable them to efficiently advocate and debate on the issues of Karachi at National Assembly’s sessions.Commenting on the massive garbage being generated in Karachi city, he suggested that in order to get rid of this huge garbage, the government must look into the possibility of utilizing it for power generation as being successfully done in some of the most developed countries around the world. In this regard, numerous feasibility studies had been completed in the past for establishing two such power plants at both sides of the city which will be capable of producing 700 megawatts. “All these studies can be reviewed again by the present government for setting up these power plants and I am sure many foreign companies will come forward to set up these plants”, he added. President KCCI Junaid Esmail Makda, while welcoming the Federal Minister, paid glowing tribute to PTI government which has been extending full support and cooperation to Karachi Chamber from time to time and was also paying pay special attention to the issues being raised by the Chamber. He hoped that the liaison between the government and Karachi Chamber will continue to improve further in the days to come.Highlighting the overall cleanliness situation in Karachi, Junaid Makda pointed out that Karachi has been a story of neglect since the last many decades. During the recent monsoon rains in Karachi, there would not have been any stagnant water on the roads had the 38 Nullahs (drains) been cleaned.Referring to ‘Clean Karachi’ Campaign initiated by Federal Minister Ali Zaidi, President KCCI stated that over 15 private companies, celebrities, Karachi Chamber and around 5,000 volunteers pledged their support for the campaign while KCCI stands shoulder to shoulder with the federal government to make this campaign successful. “If Karachi can be cleansed of crimes, it can also be cleaned from garbage provided there is a will and desire to do it through collective measures and motivation”, he added.Commenting on the pathetic performance of Sindh Solid Waste Management Board, Junaid Makda stated that of an estimated 20,000 tons of garbage thrown out onto the city daily by a population of 20 million residents, nearly 70 percent reaches the two landfill sites while the rest remains strewn around the city in drains and some even finds its way quietly into the Arabian Sea. As a result, a bulk of residential, industrial and medical waste was being burnt on the daily that produces toxic gases contributing to harmful diseases and infections. “Sindh Solid Waste Management Board has to be blamed for failing to devise effective strategies to efficiently and swiftly deal with the massive garbage being produced all over the city everyday”, he added.

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Chairman Businessmen Group & Former President KCCI Siraj Kassam Teli and President KCCI Junaid Esmail Makda presenting crest to Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Syed Ali Hyder Zaidi during his visit to KCCI. Chairman Karachi Port Trust (KPT) Rear Admiral Jamil Akhter, Vice Chairman BMG Zubair Motiwala, General Secretary BMG AQ Khalil, Senior Vice President KCCI Khurram Shahzad, Former Presidents Majyd Aziz and Younus Muhammad Bashir and Commissioner Karachi Iftikhar Shallwani are also seen in the picture.

 

 

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Tez financial services and green girls organization selected visa women global edition

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Karachi(Cliff News)Earlier this month, Visa (NYSE:V) hosted theVisa Everywhere Initiative (VEI): Women’s Global Edition, marking the first time the programhas focused on organizations with at least one woman founder or co-founder from around the world who are changing the world by solving business and social challenges. The new global competition spotlighted the underrepresented millions of women business and social impact leaders, tasking them to solve a FinTech and – for the first time – a Social Impact challenge for a chance to win $100,000 per challenge along with mentorship, access to Visa products and programs, and exposure to key participantsin the commerce ecosystem.Nearly 1,300 applicants applied to participate in the program.Justbefore the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ kick-off, 12 finalists from six regions pitched their innovative solutions to a panel of judges. Two finalists, Tez Financial Services from Pakistan, represented by its co-founder and business head, Naureen Hyat, and Green Girls Organizationfrom Cameroon, represented by its founder,Monique Ntumngia, were selected as the winners of the FinTech and Social Impact challenges, respectively. “As the worldwide rate of female entrepreneurship continues to rise, Visa is giving a voice to the collective strength of women who are creating impact in the global economy, spinning the fly wheel of innovation from the bottom up– and we will continue to do so through investments and partnerships that enable women-founded businessesto thrive,” said Marianne Mwaniki, Senior Vice President of Social Impact at Visa. “All of the finalists in this global Visa Everywhere Initiative are testaments to how diverse, women-owned businesses can grow, uplifting economies in communities across the globe, and we intend to provide them a platform to create connections and opportunities to succeed.”The Women’s Global Edition is an extension of the established VEI program, and reflects Visa’s commitment to investmentin women entrepreneurs.Since the inception of the VEI in 2015, more than 6,000 startups have participated in 24 innovation programs and have collectively raised more than$2.5 billion in funding. This year, Visa expanded the competition to include a globalchallenge for organizations with at least onewomanfounder to submit solutions that tackle the vast societal and business challenges facing social impact landscapes. The FinTech competition measured how applicants leveraged their companies’ unique ability to solve or transform consumer and/or commercial payment experiences locally, regionally or globally. The FinTech winner Tez Financial Services from Pakistan, represented by Naureen Hyat, is the first fully digital financial institution in Pakistan providing frictionless financial services to the unbanked and under-banked via a smartphone application.“The Visa Everywhere Initiative has been a remarkable opportunity for Tez, Pakistan and our cause to enhance financial inclusion,” said Naureen Hyat, Co-founder and Business Head of Tez Financial Services. “It has not only served as a driver for growth but has also allowed us to tap into the connectivity and numerous partners at Visa. I’m honored to be a part of such a thriving group of women entrepreneurs. All of these finalists have already achieved so much – I’m excited to continue to be a witness to our growth collectively beyond this competition.” The Social Impact Challenge sought women-led businesses around the world who are supporting sustainable and inclusive livelihoods and strengthening their local or regional economies. TheSocial Impact winner Green Girls Organization from Cameroon, represented by Monique Ntumngia,is a non-governmental organizationthat trains women and girls to harvest and create renewable energy from the sun and bio-waste.  “This opportunity will allow Green Girls to reach more women and girls and expand our footprint to provide renewable energy,” said Monique Ntumngia, Founder of Green Girls Organization. “Visa’s network and support will not only help my organization scale but will provide a number of rural African communities sustainable energy sources from the sun and bio-waste – creating a ripple effect of impact.”

About Visa Inc: Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is the world’s leader in digital payments. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network – enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company’s relentless focus on innovation is a catalyst for the rapid growth of digital commerce on any device, for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce.

Visa Photo Release 1 - Winners of Visa Everywhere Initiative Announced (July 04, 2019)

 

GE announces Scholarship Award winner from Pakistan

Jhimpir (Cliff News)GE Renewable Energy and Tricon Boston Consulting Corporation Limited (TBCCL) open today the second emergency medical center in Jhimpir, Pakistan. This unprecedented initiative has been designed and implemented by Aga Khan Medical University Hospital, TBCCL and GE, which opened the first clinic in 2017 in the Thatta district.The Jhimpir corridor is located 95 kilometers inland from the coast in a semi-desert area, which makes access to necessary medical care for inhabitants difficult. Sapphire and GE Renewable Energy are operating and maintaining four wind farms in the area, the SWPCL and Tricon I, II and III wind farms,for a total capacity of 200 MW. These Emergency Medical Centers bring essential medical emergency services to the local community and wind power workforce in a timely manner.The 24/7 medical facility provides a high level of urgent medical services in this remote location. The clinic is equipped with high quality medical diagnostics and treatment equipment, a pharmacy and a CE certified ambulance, and can each treat up to 60 patients per day.“Developing a wind project also involves taking care of the surrounding communities.“ says Nadeem Abdullah, CEO Sapphire Wind Power Co Limited. “The medical center we opened three years ago has been beneficial for the community and we are glad to see a new one coming to life.““Wind Energy is growing in Pakistan and GE Renewable Energy has a strong presence in the country. It is important for us to make a positive contribution and investment to improving people’s lives and safety in the country” says Manar Al Moneef, President & CEO, Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, GE Renewable Energy. “People’s safety is our priority and we are glad to partner with Sapphire, our largest wind power customer in Pakistan to support Jhimpir get easy access to medical services.”