PTCL donates Rs five million for survivors
LAHORE: Pakistan Telecommunication Corporation Limited (PTCL) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Waleed Irshad called on Punjab Chief Minister, Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif here on Saturday and presented a cheque of Rs five million on behalf of his department for the relief and rehabilitation of flood affectees, said an official.
The chief minister lauded the humanitarian spirit of the PTCL CEO and said that Pakistan is facing the worst-ever flood of its history, which has caused large-scale devastation in the country. He said 90 percent of the flood affectees belong to the poorest strata of the society and have lost their lifelong savings. “Punjab government has allocated all out resources for the relief and rehabilitation of the flood affectees and elected representatives, workers and administrative officers have been serving the distressed people from the very first day”.
Shahbaz further said rehabilitation of flood affectees is an enormous challenge, which no government could face alone. Therefore, all segments of the society will have to contribute their share in this regard. He said he is grateful to the philanthropists from Pakistan and abroad for help and assistance to the flood affectees.
He said the first phase of rescue and relief of the calamity-stricken people has been completed successfully and now, there is the challenge of rehabilitation and reconstruction, which will also be met with the grace of Allah Almighty. Punjab government has decided to establish model villages for the affectees where all basic facilities would be provided, he maintained.
Source: Business Recorder