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25
September 2013

Two Young Pakistanis to attend Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony under Telenor's Initiative

Aimed at helping the youth realize the true potential of mobile communication technology in solving social challenges, Telenor Pakistan announced Telenor Group's new global initiative, the Telenor Youth Summit today. The global Telenor Youth Summit will be held from December 09 to 11 in Oslo, Norway in collaboration with the Nobel Peace Center. All business units of Telenor Group across the world, including Telenor Pakistan, will be sending two delegates between the ages of 18 to 25 from their respective countries at the global summit to share their input and ideas towards bringing positive social change through the use of mobile communication and internet.

The two participants from Pakistan will be selected through an activity which invites students and young people falling within the stipulated age bracket to submit their ideas around the theme of using internet and mobile communications for education, empowerment, health and wellbeing of people in the world. The activity urges young people to use your digital voice be heard! by becoming possible change agents to contribute towards their communities. All interested candidates can participate by sharing their ideas on djuice website (www.djuice.com.pk/Campaigns/telenor-youth-summit) where their submissions would be made available for public voting after moderation. Top 10 voted ideas would be shortlisted and presented by the candidates to a jury comprising renowned industry experts who will select the two winners from Pakistan.

Commenting about the initiative, Atifa Asghar, Director Corporate Communications and Responsibility, Telenor Pakistan said, "As a customer-centric and socially responsible organization, Telenor Group is always looking at opportunities to contribute to the markets we operate in with positive change and innovation. We are happy to announce yet another step in the direction today. The competition under the youth summit provides a platform for youth to demonstrate their innovative ideas as to how they want to contribute towards social development and for a better future. Over the years, Telenor has made mobile connectivity accessible to everyone. The task at hand is to bring internet to all through the mobile phone. Telenor builds the infrastructure that enables mobile internet. We believe that the internet, just like mobile communication, is and should be for all."

The winners will attend the global Telenor Youth Summit in Oslo, Norway as representatives from Pakistan. This summit strives to use the collective wisdom of these societal young leaders to address social and economic challenges through mobile technology, such as how mobile phones and Internet fuel growth, bring change and create opportunities for all. The event will coincide with the Noble Peace Prize event in December. The outcome of the summit's exchange will be on display at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo and at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona early 2014.

The program will be filled with collaborative group work, inspiration from change leaders and help from Telenor functional experts.

About Telenor Pakistan
Telenor Pakistan is a provider of high quality telecommunication services in Pakistan since 2005. It has 32 million subscribers, over 2800 employees and a nationwide network covering more than 8,000 cities. It holds a majority share in Tameer Micro Finance Bank Limited. Telenor Pakistan is 100% owned by Telenor ASA and adds on to operations in Asia.

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