Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani said it is responsibility of the government and civil society to join hands to help people stranded in flood hit areas. The Prime Minister was talking to Chief Executive Officer PTCL Walid Irshad and UFone’s President and CEO Abdul Aziz who presented donation cheques of Rs. 40 million and Rs. 13.5 million respectively for the Prime Minister’s Flood Relief Fund 2010 at Prime Minister House Friday morning. Appreciating their noble gesture of making donations, the Prime Minister said, “We have to cope with this crisis with patience.”
He said the corporate sector quickly responded to the alarming situation to shoulder responsibilities in the relief activities. The Prime Minister reiterated the commitment of the government to utilize all available resources for the rescue and rehabilitation of flood affectees.
He also said that the physical infrastructure has been damaged by the gushing waters of flood. The Prime Minister urged the telecom sector to restore the telecommunication system in the flood hit areas as early as possible to strengthen the relief activities.
CEO PTCL apprised the Prime Minister that PTCL Company has donated Rs 40 million including Rs 20 million which is one day salary of its employees.
Similarly UFone Company has donated Rs 10 million including Rs 3.5 million which is one day salary of employees.
He also apprised him that PTCL has established three medical camps and free telephone centers in different flood hit areas to facilitate the affectees.
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