SMS Alerts Service for Flood Victims!
PITB has initiated a cell-level SMS broadcast for sending evacuation alerts to the flood hit and to-be-hit areas, via all the 5 GSM operators through PTA.
The SMSs are being sent to all over Punjab (affected and vulnerable districts only) and have sent over 57.6 million) to all the cellphones live in the affected districts of PUNJAB.
These SMSs have been sent to: Sialkot, Narowal, Sheikhupura, Gujranwala, , Gujrat, Hafizabad, Mandi Bahauddin, Chiniot, Faisalabad, Jhang, Jehlum, Multan, Muzaffargarh, Bahawalpur and Khanewal. As the flood is headed towards districts in Southern Punjab, immediate evacuation is now required there. As per the directives of the Provincial District Management Authority (PDMA), the following text is being broadcasted as an SMS to all cell phones live in Jhang. Helpline: 1129