Press Releases

January 1970

Telenor Pakistan reaches out to flood affected in Sindh

Responding promptly to the devastation caused by the recent floods in Sindh, Telenor Pakistan has announced an amount of Rs45 million as immediate relief for the flood-affected people of the province. Through its implementing partner Pakistan Red Crescent Society, Telenor Pakistan will provide food items and clean drinking water to 10,000 families.

The announcement was made in a meeting here today of Telenor Pakistan and PRCS officials with Mrs Nargis N.D. Khan, Provincial Minister for Social Welfare, Sindh.

The Sindh Provincial Minister, responding to the announcement, said: "We appreciate Telenor Pakistan quick response to the situation and its offer to provide food items to the flood-affected communities of Sindh. The Government of Sindh will extend all-out support to Telenor Pakistan and its implementing partner Pakistan Red Crescent Society in distributing the relief items among the affected."

Anjum Rahman, Director Corporate Communications & Responsibility, Telenor Pakistan in her remarks following the announcement said: "Telenor Pakistan and its employees are extremely saddened by the situation in the flood-affected areas of Sindh, and we are trying to reach out to help those in need. In an effort to provide immediate relief to those affected, Telenor Pakistan has responded within 24 hours to an appeal for assistance. We are providing Rs45 million worth of food items and clean drinking water to 10,000 families. Pakistan Red Crescent Society, our implementing partner, is ensuring that the food and water are provided to those most in need."

Muhammad Ilyas Khan, Secretary-General PRCS, in his comments said: "Pakistan Red Crescent Society and Telenor Pakistan are long-term partners and have been working on disaster preparedness and disaster response for the last five years. Telenor Pakistan has always provided timely assistance to the people affected by disasters. Their contribution will provide food packs to 10,000 families for two weeks."

As a responsible corporate citizen, Telenor Pakistan believes in giving back to communities in which it operates. Last year, Telenor Pakistan donated over Rs100 million toward relief and rehabilitation efforts following Pakistan worst-ever floods.