Lahore, 19, 2009: As a responsible corporate citizen Warid Telecom (Pvt.) Ltd has stood by the IDPs (Internally dislocated persons). The recent operation in turbulent areas caused more than a million Pakistanis to migrate from their hometowns and almost 0.8 million people have already migrated from the restive areas and they are now living in very harsh conditions in Swabi, Mardan, Nowshera, Rawalpindi, Attock and other areas. The migrants are homeless, with no food & healthcare.
Warid Telecom (Pvt.) Ltd has taken several initiatives to support the migrants by deploying Mobile PCOs in the affected areas. Also made special arrangements to keep its network running in all affected and surrounding areas despite logistical difficulties. Exclusive mobile vans are being moved to Sawabi, Nowshera and Jalozai camps to meet the communications needs of displaced people.
Warid Telecom (Pvt.) Ltd. has also initiated an exclusive short code for its customers to contribute towards the relief for the IDP’s. Warid prepaid and postpaid customers can now donate Rs 10 by sending an SMS “FUND” at 1199. All the proceedings will be deposited into PM's IDP relief fund with no deductions.
Warid Telecom (Pvt.) Ltd. has always taken the lead to help their brethren in Pakistan in the difficult times.