Zong Pledges Support for Earthquake Relief in Balochistan in Collaboration with Pakistan Red Crescent Society
Zong, a China Mobile Pakistan, has taken active steps to provide immediate earthquake relief to victims of Balochistan’s most recent natural disaster.
In collaboration with the earthquake relief efforts of Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS), Zong’s CSR activities will focus on the areas that were worst-hit by the earthquake – Labach and Tir Tej Tehsils of Awaran District, Balochistan.
Zong has launched a well-planned strategy to provide fast and effective relief to cover maximum earthquake victims of Baluchistan in the shortest possible time. In the 1st phase, Zong will be sending food relief from Karachi for immediate consumption in partnership with PRCS to the relief camps in Labach. In the 2nd phase, food relief will be sent to Tir Tej Tehsil of Awaran District just before Eid.
Last week, Balochistan was hit by 2 major earthquakes with a gap of four days. The earthquakes with the intensity of 7.7 and 7.2 magnitudes respectively, jolted the Awaran and Kech district of Baluchistan, turning the majority of mud brick houses into rubble in a matter of seconds. According to the latest report issued by PRCS, death toll has reached 376 while the number of injured is estimated to be 824. On a larger scale, an estimated 185,000 people have been affected by the earthquake.
“During this testing time, I want to assure our brothers and sisters in Baluchistan that the people of China stand by their side.” said Fan Yunjun, CEO of Zong. “One of the reasons why Pakistan and China enjoy strong and mutually beneficial friendship is because both the countries have always exhibited support for each other in times of difficulty. With the large-scale devastation caused in Balochistan, we must boldly face the fact that hundreds of Earthquake victims remain homeless and helpless. Zong understands their plight and the gravity of situation. This is the reason why we have joined hands with the most credible relief organization PRCS to extend a helping hand to those in need. Zong remains resolute and firm in providing effective relief to the earthquake victims.”