KARACHI - All Karachi Tajir Ittehad has supported the strike call by Ahle Sunnat wal Jamaat on Saturday against blasphemous anti-Islam film and appealed to traders’ community to make the strike for noble cause a success. In a statement, AKTI chairman Atiq Mir said all shops en route ‘Tahaffuz e Namoos e Risalat’ rally from Mazar-e-Quaid to Tibet Centre will remain closed and opens after Zohr prayers.Mir extended his full support for the holy cause and said those causing anarchy in rallies could never be the followers of Prophet (PBUH). The rally will be taken out at 10:00am on Saturday at MA Jinnah Road by the ASWJ against sacrilegious movie produced in the US.Meanwhile, Karachi Electric Supply Company has launched “Empowerment Program” to provide relief to social welfare organizations in health and education sectors. Under this program, KESC signed the first memorandum of understanding with Indus Hospital today. KESC would bear 50% of Indus Hospital’s cost of electricity every month under this program. Indus Hospital provides quality medical care in its wide ranging clinical departments. and also provides post graduate medical education to deserving persons free of cost. The services provided by Indus Hospital include hi tech coronary angioplasties, life saving cardiac bypass surgeries, cutting edge laser interventions or restorative orthopaedic procedures. Indus hospital serves around 550,000 patients annually free of charge.Tabish Gauhar, CEO of KESC, said on the occasion that: “KESC has always considered itself an integral part of life in Karachi and we have always tried to go beyond our core function and act as a responsible corporate citizen. We are driven by our philosophy to create sustainable social value for the less fortunate segments of our society. Empowerment Program for charitable institutions is just another humble effort to contribute towards the betterment of public life. By supporting and enabling active social welfare institution we are creating value driven partnerships aimed at social sustainability of underprivileged communities. We fully acknowledge the great work being done by the Indus Hospital and we are delighted to be able to extend our small contribution through our Empowerment Program.”Ends (ZS)