Effective energy saving stressed


The USAID Power Distribution Programme in collaboration with the Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) organised an interactive session on gender and effective energy saving habits at home and the workplace. The event on Saturday at Islamabad College for Girls F-6/2 was conducted by the female officers from IESCO to discuss the project and its current contribution to the electric distribution organisations in the country. Speakers apprised the students with the effective energy saving techniques which can be adopted at homes, schools and workplaces. Masooma Rafiq, IESCO Assistant Manager Revenues, discussed the need of every individual to contribute to energy conservation in the country and the desired measures to be adopted for reducing their individual carbon footprints. Qurat-ul-Ain, Project Manager Associate USAID Power Distribution Programme Gender Strategy, informed the participants regarding job opportunities and various internships in the power sector. While being educated about `The Protection against Harassment of Women at the Workplace Act of 2010’, the students were encouraged to join the energy sector female workforce.