As a national company and major stakeholder in sustainable development and growth in the country, PPL has always played a proactive role in times of national emergencies. During 2010 to 2012 when different parts of the country were hit by heavy rains that also led to severe floods in 2010, the company moved forward to generously support affected communities.
In 2010, the Board of Directors approved Rs 100 million for flood relief, of which Rs 20 million were donated to Prime Minister’s Flood Relief Fund (PMFRF). The company also distributed relief goods amounting to Rs 30 million among affectees, particularly around operational areas. Besides, PPL also established free medical camps and operated mobile medical units, benefitting over 6,000 patients.
The remaining Rs 50 million was earmarked for rehabilitation of affected communities in partnership with Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund. Currently, development initiatives are in progress at three union councils in Taluka Kandhkot, District Kashmore, focusing on infrastructure development/ repair of educational, healthcare, agricultural and water supply facilities together with training of locals, where required.
To support victims of heavy rains in 2011, PPL contributed Rs 20 million to PMFRF together with distribution of relief goods amounting to over Rs 15 million among affected communities in Sindh, including Thatta, Badin and Sanghar districts. Besides, medical camps were also organized at various locations in effected districts reaching approximately 6,000 patients who were provided free-of-cost consultation, treatment and medicines.
During 2012, PPL committed Rs 50 million for relief of rain-hit communities in Sindh and Baluchistan. To this end, Rs 10 million were contributed to PMFRF whereas, relief goods amounting to over Rs 33 million were distributed among effected communities in Kashmore, Dear Bugti, Lorali, Qila Saifullah and Naseerabad districts. Free medical camps were also organized around PPL's Kandhkot Gas Field, benefiting 3,000 patients.
In 2013, a large number of population was effected due to earthquake in Awaran Baluchistan, to support the effected victims of earthquake PPL provided tents worth nearly Rs 3.0 million, Rs 40 million towards relief efforts, which included Rs 10 million cash contribution to the Prime Minister’s Balochistan Earthquake Relief Fund 2013. Additionally, Bolan Mining Enterprises also dispatched two truckloads of relief goods comprising 50 tents, 100 blankets, 25 cartons of medicines and 150 bags of edible foodstuff worth rupees one million for earthquake victims
During 2014, in wake of Zarb-i-AzbOperation by the Pakistan Army in North Waziristan Agency (NWA), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), security related developments have forced thousands of locals to leave their homes and move to nearby areas in KPK and Punjab as well as other parts of the country since June 15. Pakistan Petroleum Limited as a responsible exploration and production company has stepped up once again to provide support to affected communities.
2014, health care facility provided to approximately 1,800 patients to flood effected people at Kashmore in the month of September, 2014. During this period free of cost consultation, treatment and medicine suffering from various diseases that includes Skin Diseases and infections, Respiratory Track Infections (RTI) Fever and other diseases.
The company’s Board of Directors approved Rs 40 million for relief of internally displaced persons (IDPs) of NWA through cash contribution to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund for IDPs. According to Fata Disaster Management Authority, the latest figures of those displaced have almost reached one million, being the total number of IDPs so far registered with the authorities. The tally for families is over 90,000 with more than 250,000 males and 280,000 females as well as over 450,000 children. Shelters, access to health facilities and food have been identified as top priorities through informal evaluation.