Published on January 17th, 2010 | by Babar Bhatti3
Telenor Pakistan Helps Landslide Victims of Hunza
We have covered the positive role played by telecom industry to help genuine causes of the social and civil society. The land slide which occurred in a remote area of Hunza recently caused damage and the lcoation of the incident made it difficult to provide relief and rescue effort through normal land. Telenor stepped in quick and contributed Rs. 2 million in an effort to augment government’s efforts for those impacted by land-sliding in Attabad, Hunza. Telenor Pakistan’s Chief Strategy Officer & VP Corporate Affairs, Aamir Ibrahim presented the cheque to the Federal Minister for Information & Broadcasting and Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan, Qamar Zaman Kaira.
The minister for Information and Broadcasting appreciated the initiative taken by Telenor Pakistan.
Civil society, corporate sector and philanthropists should come forward to help the government in its relief and rehabilitation effort for the victims of the recent land-sliding in Attabad, Hunza.
Here’s more from the press release.
Telenor Pakistan’s Chief Strategy Officer & VP Corporate Affairs, Aamir Ibrahim extended his support to the cause and said, “Telenor Pakistan has stood by its Pakistani brethren at all times of need and has always contributed towards the relief efforts, financially and through its network and human resource. Being the first and one of the largest mobile operators in the Gilgit-Baltistan, the area holds special significance for us which is demonstrated through our constant engagement in cultural, economic and social activities for the region.”
Telenor Pakistan currently 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. Telenor Pakistan runs an active and socially conscientious program of responsible initiatives, intended for social change and community support.