|Date: April 18, 2013|
|PSO Inaugurates the World's First "Community Owned Petrol Station" in Pakistan|
|Pakistan State Oil (PSO), the nation's leading energy company has inaugurated the world's first ever "Community Owned Station" in Pakistan at Khwaspur Chowk, District Gujrat under the leadership and guidance of its CEO & MD Mr. Naeem Y. Mir. This retail outlet is the first ever of its kind in the world and the credit of its creation goes to Pakistan State Oil. This station has been established as per the Company’s new vision of social emancipation through which the management intends to empower local communities and provide them with the tools they need to improve their status quo. |
This project is another milestone in PSO's long list of achievements and will help support local communities to own their own business, generate employment opportunities for themselves and increase their standards of living. Through this initiative, retail outlets will be developed in underdeveloped areas, the dealership of which will be extended by the company to the local residents. Under this program, the entire worth of the station will be divided into shares for the community. Furthermore, PSO plans to replicate this concept by establishing two such retail outlets in each province of the country, for a total of ten outlets nationwide in this year alone.
The introduction of this station was met with great appreciation by the inhabitants of the locality who thanked PSO for its efforts on behalf of the populace and pledged to maintain the station as per PSO standards. Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Naeem Y. Mir said, "Today we have proved that PSO is truly a national company and that we go beyond the bounds of business to touch the lives of the people of Pakistan." Also present at the occasion was Mr. Zulfiqar Jaffri-SGM Retail & Lubricants along with other members of the Retail Business team.
PSO in its role of being both a public sector as well as the largest energy company in Pakistan today is committed to providing for the people of the nation both today and tomorrow.