The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) launched a text-to-donate short code 9999 on Friday, allowing consumers to donate funds to flood victims via mobile phone text.
Consumers would be required to type “fund” and text it to the 9999 short code to donate Rs10 to relief and rehabilitation efforts in flood-affected areas across the country.
The PTA has already issued a notification to inform the public about the simple donation method.
The authority has requested that all cellular network operators notify the National Disaster Management Authority of any donations received.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif urged all citizens, including expatriates, and charitable organisations to work together to assist the beleaguered people.
He also established the PM Flood Relief Fund 2022, to which people can contribute funds by transferring funds to account number G-12164.