Mobilink has delivered over 120 tons of food and water supplies to the Pakistan Navy as flood relief for over 14,000 flood victims in Balochistan, in a ceremony presided over by Dr Zafar Iqbal Qadir, Chairman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and Rear Admiral Zafar Abbasi, Commander (Coast), Pakistan Navy.
The effort in Balochistan is the second phase of Mobilink’s flood relief initiative for 2012, with the first phase in September having provided relief to 12,000 victims in Southern Punjab.
Mobilink Foundation and Mobilink Torchbearers, Mobilink’s employee volunteer force, will also be engaged for physical distribution of the food and water supplies to displaced families occupying temporary shelters in Jaffarabad. The Pakistan Navy will organize logistics, transportation and distribution, using both air and land transport.
Dr Zafar Iqbal Qadir, Chairman NDMA, emphasized, “I would like to appreciate the efforts made by Mobilink in taking the lead amongst the corporate sector for flood relief activity over the last three years. Mobilink’ssupport of the NDMA’s disaster relief efforts and their continuing partnership with the Pakistan Navy is an integral component of our flood disaster management initiative.”
Rear Admiral Zafar Abbasi, Commander (Coast), Pakistan Navy, added, “Flood rescue and relief operations have been the Pakistan’s Navy’s priority over the last few weeks. The support provided by Mobilink will be instrumental in helping us reach out to victims in Balochistan.”
Khawaja Shezad Ullah, Regional Director (Sales), Mobilink highlighted, "At Mobilink, we are committed towards making every effort necessary to help our fellow Pakistanis in their time of need, and this activity is part of a much larger initiative to provide relief to those affected by the floods across the country."
District Jaffarabad in Balochistan is one of the worst floods affected with access to the area being hindered by standing flood water, inundated road infrastructure and a precarious security situation.