Telenor Pakistan Pledges Rs100 Million for Flood Affectees

Telenor Pakistan has pledged Rs. 100 Million in funding and telecommunication services, towards relief and rehabilitation of flood affectees. The amount will be used to facilitate immediate relief efforts and longer term rehabilitation initiatives by Pakistan Red Crescent Society.

Chief Strategy Officer and VP Corporate Affairs, Telenor Pakistan, Aamir Ibrahim said, “In this hour of need, where millions have been affected by devastating floods across the country, Telenor Pakistan stands by its brethren. We will contribute through donating funds, offering our telecommunication services and volunteering our collective employee efforts towards the rehabilitation of the affectees. We are deeply saddened by the loss of life and the destruction caused by recent floods. We are sure that this humble effort will help those who need it most.”

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Secretary General, Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS), Brig. (Retd.) Muhammad Ilyas Khan appreciated Telenor Pakistan’s timely contribution. He said, “This is a great initiative from Telenor Pakistan and hopefully will also encourage other organizations to contribute in a similar manner. This is a national crisis and everyone needs to do their part by coming forward and extending support.”

Telenor Pakistan runs a number of community support initiatives aimed at helping communities help themselves. In addition to becoming a disability friendly organization, Telenor Pakistan also takes a lead in extending support to disaster victims. In wake of October 2008 earthquake in Baluchistan, it was the first telecom operator to reach the affected area that provided communication facilities and a month’s supply of food items to 160 families. Other than providing crisis communication support to Edhi, National Crisis Management Cell, press and relief organizations, Telenor Pakistan also made a contribution of Rs. 65 million to the President Earthquake Relief Fund and International Red Cross after the 2005 earthquake. Telenor Pakistan and PRCS also worked together during the IDP crisis to help thousands of displaced people from tribal areas of Pakistan.


  • aamina.mehmood

    Hats Off for Telenor!!!

  • beera

    very generous contributions by telenor and mobilink, looking forward for zong/warid/ufone’s contribution. i think its a shame that our own operator UFONE havent contributed yet, they should have been the first one.

    • Yasir Latif

      Yes, I also think so. I am wonder that why foreign companies always participate for this.. Our Ufone is always behind in such kind of activities….

  • Pagli

    Make sure, If those who are affected by floods, may receive this money or not, it may direct go to the pocket of PM, and other ministery posts man, A poor get nothing..

  • ahsan

    nice trend of cooperation by cellular operators for pakistan’s well being in every hour of it need. Telenor Pakistan should also make ensure that the said donation should reach the end affectees and that the said donation would remain inert from the red-tape!

  • umair

    Good Work Telenor, this is good to know that contribution is made through PRCS, not through any Governemntal Organization , i hope more operators should also come forward in this Holy Deed,

  • Faisal

    HATS OFF TO TELENOR , ALL THE OTHER COMPANIES IN PAKISTAN MUST LEARN A LESSON FROM THEM.
    I GUESS ONLY THE CELLULAR COMPANIES ARE A HIT IN THE CURRENT TIMES , & THIS GESTURE FROM THEM TRULY SHOWS THAT HUMANITY IS STILL NOT DEAD.

    ONLY TELENOR HAS SHOWN THE ” TRUE PAKISTANI ” SPIRIT. ALLAH BLESS THEM !!

    I AM WITH YOU PAGLI ON THE COMMENTS. MUST KEEP OUR FINGERS CROSSED.

  • Naveed

    That’s good.

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