Pakistan Telecommunication Limited (PTCL) Group has announced PKR 1.9 Billion comprehensive Coronavirus relief Package & support effort in Pakistan. Every one, younger old, is at risk from Corona Virus.PTCL Internet users are aware of the anguish and pain they are going through, but customers who do not use the company’s services are also aware that PTCL’s services are very substandard throughout Pakistan. And despite receiving money from users every month, low-speed internet is provided and most of the users are seen complaining.
This package aims to help vulnerable communities across Pakistan by providing facilities such as food and healthcare. Protect yourself and not bring a source of Transmission. PTCL is also providing subsidized & free of cost services to customers so that they stay connected virtually.
PTCL Rs 1.9 billion Coronavirus(COVID-19) Relief Package 2020
The Group’s foremost priority is to keep Pakistan connected in this time of crisis, whether it be individuals, organizations, or government institutions being able to work seamlessly. Adopt social distancing, Avoid using Public Transportation. if you have to go to the grocery stores/bank, keep a distance of two meters from others. PTCL Group including Ufone, U Microfinance Bank, and PTCL have undertaken numerous measures to provide support to the people in these unprecedented times. A major portion of this package will go towards providing subsidized and free of cost services to customers so that they are able to stay connected virtually.
PTCL and Ufone have provided support to the people on their products and services in the shape of free offers and heavy discounts to minimize the burden on their pockets. They can remain connected with their loved ones and with their businesses while staying safe at home. Similarly, all transaction charges on funds transfer through UPaisa to UPaisa wallets and to other banks have also been waived off during the current situation, thus greatly facilitating users.
How to Send Money in PM Coronavirus(COVID-19) Relief Fund from Mobile phones
All citizens of Pakistan send donations to PM Coronavirus (COVID-19) Relief Fund by sending SMS on 6677 and Rs20 will be deducted from mobile accounts. PTCL is the largest provider of connectivity in Pakistan especially for banking and aviation sectors. From the Telenor Easy paisa account dial *786*4*3*1# and select your desire amount.
Foreseeing a surge in internet usage nationwide during the pandemic, PTCL immediately as accoui expanded its submarine internet capacity significantly to ensure seamless connectivity, for both retail and corporate customers. Moreover, the Group is proud of its 12,000+ frontline workers, who are ensuring the country’s connectivity and business continuity round the clock, even in the remote and far-flung areas of the country.
Similarly, on the relief side, through PTCL Razakaar Trust, the employees of PTCL and Ufone have voluntarily donated part of their salaries to help in the relief efforts. The contribution worth PKR 100 Million collected was given directly to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund.
PTCL is providing support to Coronavirus affected families through its Razakaar Trust in the shape of a package comprising of food items, medicines, and preventive gear in 25 cities across Pakistan. Along with that, the company will also provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) for frontline workers and sponsor hospital beds for Coronavirus patients.
PTCL Group has introduced various offers and services to facilitate people during the pandemic. Both PTCL and Ufone are providing free calls on Coronavirus Helplines including Ufone’s collaboration with Pakistan Red Crescent’s toll-free Helpline 1030, where over 38,000 calls have been answered and over 12,000 volunteers have registered from the country.
PTCL also raised public awareness on Coronavirus in collaboration with the Government of Pakistan and the International Rescue Committee (IRC). Similarly, U Microfinance Bank is estimating to receive and honor requests for liquidity relief for nearly 100,000 loan customers through the deferment of their loans.
To support the government during the pandemic, PTCL is also providing connectivity to hospitals, Rescue 1122, Federal & Provincial governments, along with Law Enforcement Agencies including Police, Sindh Rangers, Pakistan Coast Guards, amongst others. PTCL has also set up Call Center infrastructure related to Coronavirus for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) and Balochistan governments.
PTCL Group stands steadfast with the nation during this crisis while the safety, security, and well-being of customers and all stakeholders remains its top priority.