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January 1970

Telenor Pakistan Establishes Emergency Relief Fund for Earthquake Victims in Balochistan

Karachi, October 31, 2008: Telenor Pakistan has initiated a wide-ranging relief package for the victims of the recent earthquake in Balochistan. The catastrophe has killed several hundred and injured thousands. Many remain unaccounted.

The company has established an Emergency Relief Fund, using which a dedicated team is going into the field to provide packages containing food, blankets, tents, and other essential items.

At the same time, Telenor Pakistan employees are donating from their salaries for further relief activities. The collected funds will be matched by the company rupee to rupee.

The company has also initiated a channel for its customers to contribute toward relief for the earthquake victims. Telenor Pakistan customers can donate Rs. 10 for earthquake victims by sending SMS at 767. Telenor Pakistan is also arranging to provide free communication facility to select rescue and relief workers operating in the affected area.

The company has also committed to make its TeleDoctor service completely free from Friday night for Telenor prepaid callers, calling from the earthquake-affected areas for basic medical advice. The number to call from any Telenor prepaid number is 1911. The free service will be available for a limited period.

Telenor Pakistan has made special arrangements to keep its network running in Ziarat, Pishin, Khanozai, Sanjavi, Harnai, Qila Saifullah, Muslim Bagh, Chaman, Quetta for emergency communications despite fuel shortages and logistical difficulties in the areas.

The company Head of Corporate Responsibility, Syed Hasnat Masood said, Telenor Pakistan is only trying to do its duty, as we tried in October 2005. We aim to be hands-on with relief activities and hope to be able to help our brothers and sisters in these very harsh times.

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