Lahore (Muhammad Yasir) A grand ceremony was hosted by Shell Pakistan Limited to commemorate its journey with Pakistan through the decades. Through the launch of its memoire, “Powering Progress in Pakistan”, Shell Pakistan highlights the organisation’s pivotal role and contributions in the development of the energy sector of Pakistan. The Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs – Ali Zaidi graced the evening as the chief guest. The ceremony was attended by the government, business leaders, diplomats, academia and employees.
Shell Pakistan believes; that Pakistan as the 24th largest economy in the world and the 6th most populous country; with a vast agricultural base and a rapidly growing industrial sector; has tremendous potential for growth and energy transition. With a legacy of 120 years in the region, developing and distributing energy by land, air and sea, Shell has endeavoured to support Pakistan’s developmental priorities. From providing petroleum products for the construction of mega projects like the Mangla Dam and Kotri Barrage, to expanding the country’s growing road infrastructure, powering PIA’s first flights or supporting the next generation of innovative entrepreneurs in Pakistan, Shell has been part of the nation’s progress.
The Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs, Ali Zaidi stated that: “Shell Pakistan has been a strong and consistent contributor to our homeland, all through these seven decades. Our nation is proud to have a resourceful global enterprise, making large-scale investments, to meet the energy needs of Pakistan.”
At the occasion, Haroon Rashid – Chief Executive and Managing Director of Shell Pakistan said, “With an energetic young population, abundant natural resources, economic collaborations and a mission to develop sustainable energy resources, Pakistan is powering its way to progress. Shell has always played its part in accelerating progress and growth in Pakistan and today is no different. As Pakistan works towards developing sustainable energy resources, Shell Pakistan is honored to be working alongside the government to help drive this change.”