KARACHI – PTCL Group, Pakistan’s largest telecom operator PTCL & Ufone has donated life jackets to the fishermen group of Karachi to make sure the protection of small-scale degree fishermen throughout excessive tide season at a ceremony held in FCS HQ.
Chairman, Fishermen Cooperative Society (FCS), Zahid Ibrahim Bhatti was introduced with life jackets by PTCL Group representatives, to acknowledge the efforts of the native fishermen.
Expressing his ideas relating to the initiative, Head of Public Relations and Company Communication, PTCL Group, Amir Pasha mentioned, “PTCL Group was always on the lookout for opportunities to give back to the community where it is most needed. He said that the Monsoon season is around the corner and there is a pressing need to undertake measures to ensure the safety of the fishermen community, who risk their lives to sustain the seafood supply chain. He said safety is of paramount importance and these fishermen need to be equipped with both training and necessary safety gear.”
Chairman Fishermen Cooperative Society (FCS), Zahid Ibrahim Bhatti expressed his gratitude to PTCL Group for the considerate intervention. He mentioned that “fishermen are aware of the risk, however, there is a cost involved in taking the necessary precautionary measures, which is unbearable for small-scale fishermen. He hoped that the support coming from the private sector in terms of training and safety equipment will go a long way in reducing safety incidents.”
PTCL Group is well known for its company social duty initiatives that create affect and shared worth. Each PTCL & Ufone are on the forefront to make sure the welfare of the communities it serves.