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January 1970

Telenor Announces Emergency Relief Package

Islamabad, October 11, 2005: Telenor has announced an emergency relief package for the victims of the recent earthquake that has left thousands dead in its wake. Telenor is pledging a sum of Rs. 65 million to go to the Red Cross and President Earthquake Relief Fund.

Tore Johnsen, Telenor Pakistan's CEO said, We know that the government and Red Cross are working together to mobilize resources for the relief effort and we would like to contribute by all means possible. He said that this is the time for the corporate sector to come together and help save lives and rebuild communities that have been devastated.

Tore further said that Telenor is committed to support the immense effort that was being carried out by the army and the Red Cross as blocked roads were cleared, communication was restored, and truck loads of tents, blankets, food and medicines were distributed today in Manshera and Balakot in the NWFP. He further stated, We have learnt that several medical teams are on their way to Pakistan-administered Kashmir and more foodstuff and medical provisions will be dispatched very soon.

Yesterday, Telenor opened its network in advance in several affected cities and is currently providing free emergency communications services to the National Crisis Management Center. Telenor has also set up phone booths at emergency sites in Mansehra, Abbottabad, and Islamabad and is offering free communication facilities to the affected families.

Telenor Pakistan is the newcomer among the 12 Telenor mobile companies worldwide with a total subscriber base of 67.1 million worldwide. The company is 100% owned by Telenor and adds on to its operations in Asia together with Thailand, Malaysia and Bangladesh.