Ufone 4G provides free calls in Gwadar to help connect flood-affected families

Islamabad: As Gwadar faces a large-scale natural disaster caused by catastrophic rains and flash floods, the Pakistani telecom company Ufone 4G announced this week that it would offer free calls to help connect local families and assist in the swift execution of rescue and relief operations in the affected port city.

The heavy downpour has inundated large parts of Gwadar, destroying homes and livelihoods and leaving hundreds of families homeless. A considerably large section of the local population, associated with the fishing industry, has seen their boats wrecked and businesses decimated by the deluge.

“As a responsible Pakistani corporate citizen, Ufone 4G has always stepped up to help fellow Pakistanis affected by natural disasters,” said a Ufone statement.

The free minutes will help locals connect with their loved ones, alert authorities to their plight, and request urgent rescue and relief assistance, the statement added. This initiative is particularly crucial as the extensive flooding has disrupted communication channels, making it harder for people to find ways to recharge their mobile balance.

Ufone 4G users across the affected areas will receive 70 Ufone-to-Ufone and landline free minutes with a validity of 7 days. No call setup charges will be levied on these free minutes. The support aims to inspire resilience and fortitude among the people of Gwadar to confront and emerge stronger from this adversity.

The initiative reflects Ufone 4G’s sustained commitment to fostering social good and ensuring the well-being of the communities it serves. The Ufone 4G family has expressed complete solidarity with fellow citizens affected by this natural calamity, the company said.