|Contributions for Balochistan Earthquake Victims
Lahore, 6th November 2008: As always Dhabi Group has stood by the affectees of Balochistan earthquake victims. Dhabi Group is one of the largest business groups in the Middle East and the single largest foreign investor in Pakistan led by His Highness Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan. The Group includes Warid Telecom (Pvt) Ltd., Bank Alfalah, United Bank Limited, Wateen Telecom, Raseen technologies, United Bank Ltd., Alfalah Securities Pvt. Ltd., Alfalah GHP Investment Management Ltd., Taavun Pvt. Ltd., and Alfalah Insurance Company Ltd.
Employees from the whole group have contributed their one day Gross salary for the relief activities for the earthquake victims in Baluchistan, these contributions of more than Rs 20 million will be utilized in terms of providing food, clothes, blankets, tents and other essential items through their widely spread branches of Bank Alfalah and Warid Telecom (Pvt.) Ltd. in Balochistan.
Warid Telecom (Pvt.) Ltd. has also initiated a short code for its customers to contribute towards the relief for the earthquake victims. Zem Prepaid customers can now donate Rs 20 for the earthquake victims by sending an SMS at 4358 and Warid Postpaid customers can donate Rs.50 for the earthquake victims by sending SMS at 4357. All the proceedings will be channelized for the help of Baluchistan earthquake victims.
Pervez A. Shahid - Board Member Dhabi Group said, “Dhabi Group has always taken the lead to help their brethren in Pakistan in these difficult times of natural calamities and disasters. Our Chairman His Highness Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan has special feelings for people of Pakistan and always considers Pakistan as his second home”
Apart from these initiatives Warid Telecom (Pvt.) Ltd. has also made special arrangements to keep its network running in all affected and surrounding areas despite logistical difficulties