Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited is the national telecommunication company in Pakistan. With the ongoing pandemic at hand, the company has gone on to support those that need help the most and help the country. PTCL have recently finished their community drive to support the communities that are struggling amidst the pandemic.
PTCL recently concluded their nationwide drive to support underserved communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic during the month of Ramazan. This well planned and comprehensive drive worked in numerous cities and areas of the country that were identified by the organisation. They organised a Ramazan ration drive where an astonishingly high amount of ration packs were distributed to over 7000 families in 30 cities across Pakistan. These areas include Azad Jammu Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.
The ration drive was organized by PTCL in collaboration with numerous other organisations and philanthropic partners such as Alkhidmat, Saylani, and Akhuwat. All of this support has been extended to also help organizations that are working on this cause such as the Shaukat Khanum Research Center for the purpose of augmenting its testing facilities. Moreover, PTCL have extended their support to sponsor the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) 120-bed quarantine facility in Rawalpindi and also provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for 500 frontline workers to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).
Speaking on this collaboration and drive, Syed Mazhar Hussain, Chief Human Resource Officer at PTCL said that: “This is a moment of great pride for PTCL as our Razakaar force has significantly contributed through their efforts to support the nation during the ongoing crisis. Furthermore, our employees have also donated generously to the PTCL Razakaar Trust to support deserving communities across Pakistan. During the pandemic, PTCL has made concerted efforts to not only keep the nation connected, but also spread happiness and positivity amongst people to observe Ramazan in its true spirit”.