75 companies, three media men clinch environment awards

KARACHI: Seventy five companies and three media personalities, including News Editor PPI M Nawaz Khuhro, Rizwan Jaffer of Aaj TV and Rana Jabbar of Daily Dunya, were awarded the 10th Annual Environment Excellence Awards AEEA by National Forum for Environment & Health NFEH for showing best environmental performance at an impressive ceremony held at a local hotel.

According to a release issued by NFEH on Wednesday, Senator A Haseeb Khan, Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Siddiqui, Former Federal Minister of Petroleum Sohail Wajahat Siddiqui, Consul General Yameen Dr Ikhtiar Baig, Mahmood Akhtar Cheema, IUCN representative, presented awards to winning companies and media men, and appreciated their efforts for environment protection and reporting respectively.

More than 140 companies submitted their nominations out of which 75 were awarded.

The top ten award recipient companies are: Oil and Gas Development Company Ltd., English Biscuit Manufacturers Ltd., Rafhan Maize Products Company Ltd., Clariant Pakistan, Pak Arab Refinery Ltd. Lotte Chemical Pakistan Ltd., Aga Khan University Hospital, Lucky Cement Ltd., Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Ltd., and Pfizer Pakistan Ltd.

Other organizations which received awards are: Al-Rahim Textile Industries, Anis Associates, Asli Punjab Pumps Bestway Cement, CRLF Crown Group, Dawlance, Descon Engineering, ECO Bags, EFU General Insurance, Engro Polymer & Chemical, Engro Powergen Qadirpur, Fatima Fertilizer Company, Fauji Fertilizer Company, Fauji Cement Company, Fauji Fertilizer Bin Qasim, GE11O& M Balloki, GlaxoSmithKline Pakistan, Habitt, Interdesign FMC, International Power, Islamabad Serena Hotel, KAPCO Kot Addu Power Company, Kay & Emms, KSB Pumps Co., Linde Pakistan, M. Muhammad Shafi & Company, MESEC, Murree Brewery Co., National Refinery, Packages Limited, Pakistan Cables, Pakistan International Container Terminal, Pakistan Oilfields, Pakistan Telecommunication Company, Pepsi Cola International, Philips Electrical Industries of Pakistan, Premier Cable, Procter & Gamble Hub Plant Pakistan, Qarshi Industries, Reko Pharmacal, Roots School System, Sapna Beauty Institute, Siddiq Leather Works, Siemens Pakistan Engineering Company, Sindh Abadgar Sugar Mills, Sui Southern Gas Company, Karachi Electric Supply Company, Total Oil Pakistan, Total Parco Pakistan, Track Trench & Towers Construction, Waste Busters, Water Regime, Wyeth Pakistan and Yunus Textile Mill.

The jury comprised of environmental experts including Shamsul Haq Memon, Consultant Sindh Coastal Authority and CEO Environment Management Consultant, Nadeem Arif. NFEH has been organizing AEEA since 2004 with support of international environmental protection organizations and NGOs.