Mobile Phone Operators Provide Relief in Flood-Hit Gwadar

Mobile Phone Operators Provide Relief in Flood-Hit Gwadar

Islamabad, March 3, 2024 – In response to the devastating floods in Gwadar, mobile phone operators in Pakistan are stepping up to provide crucial relief to the affected communities.

The recent heavy rains have left a trail of destruction, and the swift mobilization of telecommunications companies aims to offer both assistance and connectivity to the affected population.

Leading the charge in this humanitarian effort is Jazz, one of Pakistan’s prominent mobile operators. Jazz is demonstrating its commitment to corporate social responsibility by providing a special relief package to subscribers in the flood-hit areas. Subscribers will receive a generous allocation of free calls, with 50 minutes for both Jazz and PTCL (Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited), valid for a period of three days.

Similarly, Zong, another major player in the telecom industry, has launched initiatives to support the flood-affected residents. Zong is offering free-of-cost services to subscribers in the impacted areas. Users can easily avail 20 On-net minutes by dialing *9090# free of charge, providing a lifeline for communication during these challenging times.

Ufone, known for its customer-centric approach, is extending a helping hand to users across the affected regions. Subscribers in flood-hit areas will receive a substantial relief package consisting of 70 Ufone to Ufone and PTCL free minutes. The validity of this assistance is set at 7 days, and importantly, no call setup charges will be applied to these free minutes, ensuring unhindered communication for the affected individuals.

Telenor, another major telecom operator, is contributing to the relief efforts by providing free minutes to its subscribers in Gwadar. Users can dial 34529# to receive 10 Telenor minutes without incurring any charges. This assistance will be available for the next four days, helping the affected population stay connected with their loved ones and access essential services.

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), the regulatory body overseeing the telecom sector, has expressed solidarity with the people affected by the floods. The PTA is actively monitoring communication channels in the impacted areas to ensure a seamless flow of information and connectivity for the affected residents.

This collective effort from the mobile phone operators underscores the vital role of telecommunications in times of crisis. By providing free minutes and services, these companies are not only addressing immediate communication needs but also offering a sense of support and solidarity to the flood-affected communities.

As the relief efforts continue, the telecommunications industry’s contribution proves instrumental in helping the people of Gwadar rebuild their lives and stay connected during this challenging period.