Aimed at extending relief and assistance to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) of North Waziristan, Telenor Pakistan has announced a contribution of PKR 10 million through its emergency response partner, Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS). The contribution will be utilized by PRCS to provide clean drinking water and Wash facilities for 3 months to IDPs residing in Bannu District.
Expressing his solidarity with the IDPs, Muhammad Aslam Hayat, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Telenor Pakistan said, “Telenor Pakistan stands by the IDPs in their time of distress and being a responsible corporate citizen we take it as our prime responsibility to provide all-out support to the affected people. Having discussed the ground realities with PRCS, we are channeling our contribution specifically for the provision of clean drinking water and sanitation facilities to reduce the risk of waterborne and hygiene-related diseases amongst IDPs. Telenor Pakistan has always responded to the call of distress in any part of the country whenever required, which is testament to our corporate social responsibility and commitment to Pakistan.”
With Telenor Pakistan’s contribution, PRCS will provide clean drinking water to approximately 15,000 individuals by setting up Water Filtration Plants along with Hygienic Sanitation to approximately 1,500 individuals by setting up WASH facilities.This initiative will not only help check the instance of life threatening diseases amongst children and eminent disease outbreaks, but will also assist current and new influx of vulnerable women & children secure access to clean water and decent sanitation.
As a socially responsible organization, Telenor Pakistan has always responded to the call of natural, man-made and conflict emergencies by targeting specific and un-met needs of the affectees. As part of its emergency response program, the company has contributed an amount of PKR 404 million since its inception and vows to continue setting the standard for the industry in future.