Islamabad: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) in collaboration with Telecom Industry has started “1234”SMS Service to supplement the efforts of the Government in its rescue and rehabilitation efforts for the flood affectees across the country. The short code “1234” has been activated from all cellular mobile operators platforms. SMS can be sent to “1234” by writing “Fund” which will be charged @Rs.10/- excluding taxes for contributing to “Prime Minister’s Flood Relief Fund 2010” for flood affected people.
The amount collected by generating these SMSs would be deposited with “Prime Minister’s Flood Relief Fund 2010”, for which a special account has been created in National Bank of Pakistan (Account No.898989).
PTA has appealed to the public to send maximum number of SMSs to help their affected brethren in this hour of need.
Khurram Ali Mehran