Special Communications Organization (SCO) has once again been recognized and honoured for its efforts and noteworthy contributions towards Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at the National Forum for Environment & Health’s (NFEH) 13th Annual CSR Awards 2021. SCO was awarded winner of the CSR award in three categories; Community Development & Services, Social Impact & Sustainability and CSR Round the Clock. Sardar Masood Khan (President AJ&K), Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar (Governor Punjab), Dr. Sania Nishtar (SAPM on Poverty Alleviation & Social Protection) and Fawad Chaudhry (Federal Minister for Science and Technology), graced the occasion as chief guests.
SCO is a leading telecom operator in Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJ&K) and Gilgit Baltistan (GB) providing all brands of communication including 3G/ 4G and branchless banking services with brand name S-Paisa.
The accolade won by SCO is yet another milestone for the organization and is a testament of SCO’s endeavours to improve lives of the people especially youth in its community and beyond. SCO plays an active part in the socio-economic development within the region it operates. This is reflected in its efforts focused on improving access to education services, partnering in clean-drives for sustainable city, implementing its Million Tree Plantation Program, youth development and promoting talent form far flung areas of AJ&K and GB at National level through Painting and Photography Exhibitions.
Apart from this, SCO’s response to COVID-19 is praise worthy. Special relief of Rs. 15 billion in the form of subsidized telecom services, construction of community centers for students, provision of Ehsaas Kafalat Fund and distribution of rations to the underprivileged was at the credit of SCO.
“We are truly motivated with these accomplishments which reaffirm our passion to touch the lives of the community we serve. CSR Policy at SCO serves as a roadmap to help the organization in an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable manner that is transparent and ethical.” commented Major General Ali Farhan HI (M) Director General SCO.
SCO will InshaAllah keep making positive impacts through our community development efforts and social improvement initiatives.