The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) has announced that all but 0.8% of mobile sites have been restored that were affected due to floods.

Pakistan has been under a severe flood spell impacting several cities due to monsoon rains. Hundreds of thousands of houses have been damaged, and more than 900 people have lost their lives. Victims are being supplied with relief materials, to bring further relief to victims, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has now allowed free calls for everyone in the flooded areas.

The Telecom Authority Has Directed All Telecom Operator to Provide Free Calls to the People in Need of Help

The telecom authority has just directed all mobile operators in Pakistan to allow calls free of cost in all flood-affected areas. The change is already effective in all affected areas of Pakistan, but it only began in Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa this morning. Jazz and other mobile operators will soon make an official announcement concerning the provision of relief to the affected regions in collaboration with the federal and provincial governments. 

Despite the quite difficult situations in flooded areas, every measure is being taken to provide fundamental telecom services on Jazz and other networks. Here is the official social media announcement from Jazz.

Furthermore, the telecom authority, PTA has also introduced a new SMS code for flood relief donations. You can now use the shortcode 9999 to donate funds to the Prime Minister’s Flood Relief Fund 2022. You can donate Rs. 10 or more using this SMS facility by typing ‘fund’ in the SMS option and sending it to 9999. You can also provide cash assistance by depositing funds to Flood Relief Fund Account No. ‘G-12164’

National Disaster Management Authority Receives Donations to Make Better Conditions in Flooded Areas

All mobile network operators in Pakistan have been directed to update the National Disaster Management Authority regarding the received donations, according to a notification issued by PTA. The Prime Minister’s Flood Relief Fund 2022 was set up earlier this month to provide financial aid to the victims of devastating floods. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has also requested Pakistan’s expatriates, philanthropists, and charity organizations to come up to aid the distressed people.

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