KARACHI -- Upholding its promise to support the government in the ongoing relief efforts, Jazz has deposited PKR 38 million to the Prime Minister's COVID-19 Relief Fund. This is the second tranche of payments under the company's Matching Grants program, through which all donations made by subscribers and employees of Jazz to the relief fund were doubled.
For this second round of donations, PKR 8.5 million was raised by Jazz's employees, while PKR 10.5 million was donated by its subscribers via SMS and JazzCash. In effect to this Jazz matched PKR 19 million, totaling 38 million rupees.
The COVID-19 pandemic brought Pakistan to a standstill, shut down businesses, and cracked down on the country's slow-growing economy. Infographics show that Pakistan has been severely hit by the pandemic with 148,921 confirmed cases as of today, further dampening the health and welfare sector of the country. The vulnerable part of the population is relying heavily on the welfare support to help prevent and ameliorate their suffering.
In this continuing situation Jazz played a role of country's digital leader announced Matching Grants program in April which has been a huge success in active participation by subscribers from across Pakistan. In less than two months of its commencement, this program has seen Jazz donate a total of PKR 58 million to the PM's COVID-19 Relief Fund.
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