Mobilink Foundation Relief Operations in Tharparker enter Second Phase
Islamabad- April 7, 2014: Mobilink Foundation has initiated the second phase of relief operation in Tharparker as means of providing support to the affectees of famine in the region. During the 2nd phase, Mobilink Torchbearers visited the disaster-hit region and handed over food and water supplies for 5000 affectees taking the total number of beneficiaries to 13,000.Mobilink Foundation collaborated with Pakistan Navy to transport food supplies to Tharparker famine hit areas.
Commenting on the relief operation, Omar Manzur, Head of Corporate Communication Mobilink said “Mobilink has always taken the first step in times of natural disasters in the country to reach out to the affectees which reflects our commitment towards Corporate Social Responsibility. Mobilink Torchbearers were the first volunteers from the corporate sector to take food supplies to the affectees of Tharparker and are determined to continue providing support to our brothers and sisters in need.’’
In the first phase of the relief operation Mobilink Foundation in collaboration with Pakistan Navy provided relief aid to sustain more than 8,000 individuals for a period of 2 weeks. In the past Mobilink Torchbearers have provided monetary as well as relief assistance to the victims of earthquake in 2005 and the floods in 2010. In 2013 Mobilink Torchbearers were the only employees of the cellular company to personally take food and basic supplies to victims of the Awaran earthquake.
Mobilink is Pakistan’s leading provider of voice and data services. With over 37 million subscribers, Mobilink maintains market leadership with coverage in over 20,000 cities, towns and villages across Pakistan. With an investment of USD 4.3 billion in Pakistan, Mobilink continues to innovate through cutting-edge, state of the art technology, a portfolio of Mobile Financial Services, strongest brands, the largest portfolio of value added services, the largest bio-metric SIM verification footprint as well as the country’s largest network with over 9,000 cell sites. The company also has the largest distribution and call center network that enables it to offer wider accessibility and quality customer services across Pakistan.