UFONE EMPLOYEES DONATE 1 DAY’S SALARY
TO SHARE THE BURDEN OF SWAT CONFLICT IDPS
ISLAMABAD: May 15, 2009 – Employees of Ufone, one of the leading telecom companies of Pakistan, have pledged one day basic salary as humanitarian aid to the devastated victims of the conflict of Swat.
Due to terrorist conflict in Swat, Dir, Buner and Malakand, mass exodus has begun in the affected areas with over 700,000 people have displaced while many still remain stranded. Due to continuous curfew and blocked main highways and roads leading to troubled areas, people are struggling really badly.
Ufone with a unanimous decision of all the employees and management has decided to come forward yet again and share the burden of these displaced immigrants. Ufone is not only a competitive telecom leader in the industry but an organization that has always been working towards an orderly corporate social responsibility plan including ways of supporting those in need.
“This gesture will not only help those in need but also be in line with Ufone’s tradition of being a socially responsibly entity,” said, Mr. Abdul Aziz, President & CEO Ufone.
Ufone is an Etisalat Group Company with its presence in all the major cities of Pakistan along with a comprehensive coverage across all major towns, villages and tehsil headquarters of the country. The company employs more than 3,850 people and operates with a network of more than 365 franchises and 25 company-owned customer service centers along with a distribution network of 150,000 outlets nationwide.