In order to accommodate the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in different areas of Pakistan, the â??Prime Ministerâ??s Special Fund for Victims of Terrorismâ? has been established. Pakistan Telecommunication Authority(PTA), in collaboration with cellular mobile industry, has started the 1199 SMS Service for the welfare of these Internally Displaced Persons. Through this service, subscribers of all mobile operators would send an SMS to 1199 by writing FUND. Each SMS would be charged @ Rs.10/- and the amount thus collected would be deposited in the â??Prime Ministerâ??s Special Fund for Victims of Terrorismâ? for Internally Displaced Persons. It is therefore appealed to people from all walks of life to come forward and contribute to this national cause by sending SMS to 1199 and thus contributing to the â??Prime Ministerâ??s Special Fund for Victims of Terrorismâ? for the Internally Displaced Persons.
Khurram A. Mehran
Director (Public Relations)