SCO donates ration packages for lockdown affected families


Altaf Hamid Rao;

MIRPUR, (Parliament Times): The state-run Special Communications Organisation (SCO) Thursday donated edibles-laden full truck for disbursement among at least 415 of most-deserving starved families belonging to down-trodden and poor class hit by the ongoing lock-down in southern Mirpur district of Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK).

On the special directives of the Director General SCO Maj. Gen. Ali Farhan, Mirpur Division Commanding Officer of the Organisation Lt. Col. Waleed Akhter handed over the ‘Corona Food Relief Package’ to Mirpur Deputy Commissioner Raja Tahir Mumtaz for onward disbursement among the needy, at a simple and brief ceremony held at the lawns of the Mirpur University of Science & Technology. The brief and impressive ceremony was attended among others by the officers of the district administration and SCO including Assistant Commissioner Munir Ahmed Qureshi, Div. Director PID AJK Javed Mallick, Media Advisor SCO Ch. Jehangir Shehzad, Magistrate Yasir Aftab Gardesi, Engr. Assad, Capt. Adnan, Capt. Assad and other civil and military officials.

Deputy Commissioner Raja Tahir Mumtaz thanked the SCO, on behalf of the administration, for the generous contribution of food relief for the families belonging to poor and under-privileged class, affected by the ongoing almost abandoned life caused due to the ongoing lock-down for past over one and half of month being implemented to avert the threat of spread of the pandemic. Addressing the ceremony Mirpur Div. Commanding Officer Lt. Col.Waleed Akhtar since the Covid-19 pandemic badly affected the individual life in various parts of the world including Pakistan and AJK, the Special Communications Organization (SCO) managed the supply of the ‘Corona Food Relief Package’ in various parts of AJK including Mirpur division, on the special directives of the SCO’s DG Major General Ali Farhan, as a sign of good gesture and sympathies with the extremely deserving under-privileged (poor) class of the society in these hours of trial.

Lt. Col. Waleed said that at the first leg of the food relief package, fully-loaded one truck each was handed over to the district administrations of the concerned districts for onward disbursement among the deserving families in all three districts of Mirpur division including Mirpur, Kotli and Bhimbher, on behalf of the SCO, he added. The edibles relief package contains flour, sugar, rice, pulses, dry milk and other essential items, the Commanding Officer said.

Concluding Col. Waleed said that the SCO fully stands shoulder-to-shoulder the Kashmiri brethren in these hours of trial – side by side providing the quality telecom services to its consumers in Azad Jammu Kashmir and Gilgit / Baltistan armoneous to the need of the modern age.