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Consumers in flood-hit areas can make calls on zero balance

The IT and telecommunication ministry and  Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) have issued directives for all mobile telecom companies

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Consumers in flood-hit areas can make calls on zero balance!

Telecom companies will provide free call services in flood-affected areas. Cellular Mobile Operators will provide free on-net voice calls to all their subscribers in flood-affected areas with a Zero / Nil balance.

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On directions of PM Shehbaz Sharif, the consumers in the flood-hit areas in all the provinces can make calls even with zero balance.

The IT and Telecommunication ministry and  Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) have issued directives for all mobile telecom companies to arrange the facility from Saturday, Aug 27.

“The initiative has been taken to improve public rescue and relief efforts,” a statement by the Prime Minister’s Office said.

Furthermore, PTA has allocated a short code “9999” to enable mobile subscribers to donate to ‘Prime Minister’s Flood Relief Fund 2022’. Users can donate Rs10 by typing ‘fund’ in SMS and sending it to 9999.

 

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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.