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January 1970

Telenor Pakistan customer wins a Crore

Islamabad, 15 February 2008: Telenor Pakistan held a prize distribution ceremony for the lucky winners of Telenor Crorepati 4 Scheme. The month long campaign awarded 100 daily winners free airtime in Rs. 1000 denominations, 4 weekly winners of Rs. 500,000 each as bumper prizes and one grand prize winner of Rs. 1 crore.

On the occasion, Executive Vice President Corporate and Regulatory Affairs Telenor Pakistan Irfan Wahab Khan congratulated the grand prize winner of Rs. 1 crore, Zahid Iqbal Rana, an accountant at an entertainment channel, and thanked him for putting his trust in Telenor Pakistan. Due to Telenor Pakistans customer focus, we have managed to become the fastest growing telecom operator in the country. It is because of the trust of our customers that we have crossed 15 million subscriptions within less than 3 years of operation? he said.

A jubilant Zahid Iqbal Rana when asked said, I am extremely happy on winning this prize. At first I didnt believe the good news, thinking it was a hoax. When I realised it is true I thanked Almighty for His kindness and also my parents and family, without whose prayers and good wishes there wouldnt be a prize. The first thing I would want to do with this prize is to take my mother for Ummrah.? He thanked Telenor Pakistan for sharing their success in Pakistan with their subscribers.

Commenting on the Scheme, Regional Director Central-I Telenor Pakistan, Malik Faisal Qayyum, said, As the 4th campaign in the Crorepati series, this was the biggest and the most successful with Rs. 15 million in prizes and over 60 million entries for the bumper and grand prizes.? He further added that these schemes are designed to provide benefits to Telenor Pakistans subscribers at large and show the companys commitment to its clientele.

The scheme was launched following strong demand from customers who showed keen interest in previous Crorepati schemes. Customers were entered in the daily draw on a cumulative recharge of Rs. 50, and in the weekly and grand prize draw on a cumulative recharge of Rs. 100. The scheme that lasted from December 12, 2007 to January 11, 2008 also allowed multiple entries for those who recharged their balances more than once.

Telenor ASA is an international provider of high quality telecommunications, data and media communication services. It ranks as worlds 7th largest mobile operator with a total of 143 million subscribers in its mobile operations. Telenor Pakistan is 100% owned by Telenor ASA and adds on to its operations in Asia together with Thailand, Malaysia and Bangladesh.

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