Lahore, May 16th, 2014: Pakistan’s premier telecom operator, Ufone, pursuing its tradition of being there for Pakistanis in times of crisis has carried out a relief activity for the famine hit areas of Tharparker, to help ease the pain of the affected people, by the disastrous famine.
In line with Ufone’s vision of helping people and giving back to the society, besides providing support to the deprived, 20 employees of Ufone from all over Pakistan volunteered and travelled to Tharparker, to support the relief efforts. Apart from this, all Ufone employees donated whole heartedly for the drought stricken people of the area.
This CSR initiative was carried out in collaboration with SWWS (Support withWorking Solutions), which is a non-profit organization working for the community driven development in Pakistan for the last 20 years.
Expressing his views regarding this noble initiative, Head of PR and CSR Ufone, Amir Pasha said, “Ufone continues with its tradition of being there for Pakistanis in time of crisis to mitigate some of the miseries caused by the disastrous famine, which the Tharparker residents are facing.” He further added, “We feel that it is our responsibility to help our fellow countrymen in the hour of need”.
Through the relief operation, food parcels were provided to 3500 people in different Union councils of Tharparker (i.e. Tehsil Diplo, Chachro, Nagarparker, Islamkot and Mithi). These food parcels contain a two weeks ration for the affectees including wheat flour, rice, Lentils (Daal’s), ghee, sugar, tea, salt, water bottles and milk.
Javed Akhtar, Chief Executive Officer, Support withWorking Solutions (SWWS) said, “We thank Ufone for extending its full support during the relief operations in the drought stricken areas of Tharparker.”
About Ufone: Ufone the leader in innovation is an Etisalat Group Company with its presence in all the major cities of Pakistan along with a comprehensive coverage across all major towns, villages and tehsil headquarters of the country. The company employs more than 3,850 people and operates with a network of more than 380 franchises and 23 company-owned customer service centers along with a distribution network of 150,000 outlets nationwide.