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January 1970

Telenor Pakistan revives Qasim Park, Sukkur

[Sukkur 13 January, 2009]: Telenor Pakistan, as part of its Corporate Responsibility (CR) initiatives, has restored Qasim Park, a centrally located spot in the city. The beautification of the park is aimed at providing a facility to the local community that they can be proud of and which they can use for health and fitness activities. City Nazim Sukkur Naeem Siddiqui inaugurated the renovated park at a ribbon-cutting ceremony here today.

The City Nazim, Sukkur, Naeem Siddiqui appreciated the efforts done by Telenor Pakistan. Speaking to the gathering after the ribbon-cutting ceremony he said, Sukkur is a much important city of the province of Sindh. It holds a historical value of its own. We, as the administration are working towards improving the existing opportunities for entertainment in the city. I, on behalf of the Sukkur city, thank Telenor Pakistan for providing an opportunity that is in line with our improvement plans. I also urge other companies to help introduce more such opportunities for all. We assure complete cooperation from the City government for any such efforts.

Commenting on Telenor Pakistans involvement with the Parks renovation Regional Director Sales & Distribution South II Mohammad Talib Azam Hafesjee said: This is an exciting moment for our entire team because we are getting a chance to serve yet another community in Northern Sindh. We, as a corporate citizen of Pakistan, have genuine ambitions to contribute to not only economic but also social development of this country.
Qasim Park holds quite a significant historical background. It was a childrens play area until 1905 and was later developed into a huge Public Park in 1919 by British Commissioner Lucas. In 1947 the park was used as a refugee camp. In 1980, the then Deputy Commissioner Kamran Lashari re-named it after the Arab Conqueror, Muhammad Bin Qasim.
The total covered area of the park is 16500 square feet. It is located in the heart of the city and is one of few green spots in Sukkur. The importance of the park is increased by the adjacent Food Street. The park consists of walking paths, grassy areas, benches and other necessary utilities. Due to lack of attention, most of these utilities were eroded or broken. Telenor Pakistan, extended a helping hand to the City Administration to renovate the park and make it useful for the citizens.

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