The past week has been a test for Karachiites and neighboring localities with an unparalleled heat-wave which has caused a breakdown in basic utilities i.e. water supply and electricity, and led to the deaths of over 1000 citizens. Hospitals around the city have been put on high alert, but the influx of bodies and heat stroke patients at these medical facilities have made it almost impossible for timely treatment to be dispatched.
In a bid to support the authorities and the community it operates within, a team of Mobilink Torchbearers – employee volunteers visited Shoaib Ahmed Siddique, Commissioner Karachi to hand over cartons of mineral water bottles and juice boxes which were then distributed by him to Qatar Hospital, Orangi Town. In a similar activity, Mobilink Torchbearers also visited Abbasi Shaheed Hospital to personally distribute water bottles and juice boxes amongst heat-stroke patients and their families.
The Telco has always lead from the front when it comes to CSR initiatives and assisting local communities and authorities in emergency situations. These activities are an innate part of being a responsible human enterprise, and Mobilink believes that by redefining both its responsibilities towards communities and its own terms of success ensures that business becomes a driving force for social, environmental and economic benefit.