Snowstorm: Zong offers free calling in Murree and Galyat
Around 1000 vehicles had stranded in Murree and Galyat. [Photo provided by ISPR]
ISLAMABAD, Jan 10 (Gwadar Pro)- In view of the emergency situation in Murree and Galyat region, CMPak (Zong 4G) of China Mobile Communication Corporation is offering 100 free Zong minutes with seamless connectivity to its users for three days.
Zong announced the offer a day after 22 people died in their vehicles due to heavy snowfall and traffic congestion in Murree. The snowfall has also disrupted life in the Galyat region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).
“We are putting in all our efforts to help you stay connected to your families while in the crisis zone at Murree and Nathiagali,” Zong announced on Sunday evening.
Earlier in the day, Pakistan Telecommunication (PTA) announced that in emergency situations, mobile phone users in snow-affected areas with no balance have immediately been provided with free on-net calling facility.
On the directions of PTA, cellular mobile operators have extended free calling facility on their own network to users stranded in Galyat areas with zero balance. Moreover, PTA has also directed all telecom operators to ensure uninterrupted services to users and keep enough back up arrangements in case of power outages.
CMPak is a 100% owned subsidiary of China Mobile Communications Corporation that came to Pakistan in 2007. Zong is the fastest growing cellular mobile operator in Pakistan.