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LAHORE, March 18: An NGO in collaboration with the Imran Khan Foundation will establish ‘Solar Charging Stations’ in selected off-grid villages in Dera Ghazi Khan, Mianwali and Dera Ismail Khan.

IKF’s Chairman Imran Khan and Bukhsh Foundation Chief Executive Officer Fiza Farhan signed an agreement in this regard here on Monday.

“The initiative will not only provide clean energy to the villages but it also holds multi-fold socio-economic benefits along with health and environmental advantages for them, whereby not only creating a social enterprise for female entrepreneurs but also increasing the standard of living for the rest of the village,” Fiza said.

She said the use of solar lanterns, each with life span of 10 years, would help save 500 to 600 litres of kerosene oil, eliminating about 1.5 tonnes of carbon emissions into the atmosphere, which had been the main cause of global warming. — Staff Reporter