PPAF and MPCL sign MoU
Islamabad, May 10, 2016: Mari Petroleum Company Limited (MPCL) and the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) signed an MoU launching the “School Improvement Program” in Quetta and Harnai districts of Balochistan. Through this agreement, MPCL and PPAF have agreed to form an alliance to embark on interventions in the fields of education, infrastructure, renewable energy and social sector services as identified by local stakeholders and as mutually agreed by MPCL and PPAF.
This pilot project includes rehabilitation of two Government schools, i.e. the Government Girls and Boys School Astangi, Margat Quetta and the Government Girls High School, Harnai. This project will be funded through MPCL’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) budget.
MPCL has partnered with PPAF for implementation of this pilot project, which is the lead institution for community-driven development in the country. PPAF, over the years, has been successfully enabling the marginalized communities to gain access to resources and services.
The MPCL CSR programme caters to the multi-sectoral developmental needs of communities across Pakistan. Its social welfare interventions are demand driven and are implemented through their development partners in consultation with the local district government and local community. CEO/MD MPCL, Lt. Gen Nadeem Ahmed (R) on this occasion mentioned that “CSR at MPCL has substantially transformed in recent times focusing more on service delivery and sustainability of its CSR/Social Welfare interventions.” He further stated that “this collaboration will strengthen our resolve to serving our communities in a befitting manner.”
CEO PPAF, Mr. Qazi Azmat Isa commended MPCL on their sensitized CSR approach and expressed a commitment to ensuring that the collaboration served beneficiary communities in a systemic, sustainable manner.