After the devastating earthquake that hit Balochistan recently, Telenor Pakistan has announced to contribute a large amount of PKR 22.49 million for the relief, well-being, and development of the victims in the affected areas. Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) is the emergency response partner of Telenor Pakistan, and it would distribute the relief goods to 1,000 families that were affected by the deadly earthquake.
The Chief Corporate Affairs Officer of Telenor Pakistan, Muhammad Aslam Hayat, showed his solidarity with the victims in Balochistan in a message and said, “Telenor Pakistan stands with the people of Baluchistan in their time of loss and grief. Having discussed the ground realities with PRCS, we are channeling our contribution specifically for the provision of desperately needed items in the area. Telenor Pakistan is proud to have responded to the call of distress in any part of the country whenever required and this contribution is a manifestation of our corporate social responsibility and commitment to the citizens of Pakistan”.
Brig (R) Dr Mahboob Sardar, who is the Secretary General of Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS), has praised this good deed of the company and said, “Telenor Pakistan is continuing its legacy of rising to the occasion and responding with meaningful contribution during emergencies. As partners in emergency response and relief, we appreciate Telenor’s contribution and hope that this will also encourage other organizations to follow suit and contribute in a similar manner.”
PRCS would use the donated amount to provide medical aid, blankets and water bottles to the sufferers. The main centers for the relief campaign would be Tirtej and Labach in the District of Awaraan.
Telenor Pakistan has always proved itself to be a socially responsible part of the society, and is always there to help in providing the relief and rehabilitation facilities to the people who are affected by natural disasters in Pakistan. From 2005, Telenor has contributed cash and goods of about PKR 360 million as a part of its emergency relief program.