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Published on October 14th, 2009 | by Arsalan Mir


Warid Joins Rotary In Polio Immunization Drive


Telecos have taken keen interest in the welfare and social issues of Pakistan. Earlier we had seen Telenor with its Khuddar Pakistan Program, which pioneered work for the disabled and GIVE, a Warid Telecom initive to support charitable causes.

This time Warid has join hands with Rotary International to create awareness of the on-going National Polio Immunization Drive.

Warid Telecom, in its efforts to make Pakistan “Polio Free” has joined the awareness campaign to fight aggressively against Polio. With an ambition to eradicate polio from Pakistan the Rotary Club members in Pakistan have started with National Polio Immunization Drive all over the country from 12th to 14th October, 2009. President of Pakistan has inaugurated the Polio NID at President House and the volunteers would go to every home to give the children Polio drops. Nearly 35 million children under 5 years of age are expected to be immunized in the 3 days campaign.

Warid has broadcasted an awareness SMS notifying its subscribers on the national immunization effort. It also includes the Rotary Team helpline number i.e. 0800-76546 incase if Rotary team has not reached their place. Rotary is actively involved in eradicating Polio from the world. The entire world is free from polio except four countries which also includes Pakistan. Warid is doing its part with an earnest desire that soon our country will become Polio free.

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About the Author

is a Telecom enthusiast with engineering background based in Lahore. On professional front, he is the Director Operations at the Target Group. He can be reached at arsalan (at) telecompk (dot) net

2 Responses to Warid Joins Rotary In Polio Immunization Drive

  1. shane says:

    This is good at least they are now aware of the their corporate social responsibility here in Pakistan..

    I salute this companies well done !!
    Keep up the good work…

  2. Haroon says:

    Way to go ! But we should not forget it was Mobilink that first initiated a similar thing.

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