Saudi's Mobily cuts call rates to flood-hit Pakistan

Call rates dropped to 66 halalas per minute until the end of August - statement.

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Saudi's Mobily cuts call rates to flood-hit Pakistan Officials say as many as 20 million people have been effected during Pakistan's worst flooding in 80 years. (Getty Images)
By  Elsa Baxter Published  August 23, 2010

Saudi Arabia’s Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) has dropped its call rates to flood-hit Pakistan, according to a company statement.

The new rate of 66 halalas per minute will continue until the end of August, the telecom firm said.

Saudi Arabia has pledged $105m in aid to Pakistan following devastating floods – the worst seen in the country in 80 years – which are estimated to have affected 20 million people.

A total of $815.58m has been pledged worldwide, the country’s foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi is reported as saying.

Mobily also urged its customers to take part in its charity drive by donating SR10 by SMS, which will then be deducted from their prepaid account or added to their bill.

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