6th August, 2018: An exciting nationwide football event titled ‘PTCL Teens Football Tournament’ was organized for children of PTCL’s employees, aged 16 to 19 years, at Sports Complex, Islamabad. The tournament, including the semi-final and final matches, took place over the span of 5 days.
The purpose of the tournament was to promote healthy activities for PTCL families. PTCL created an opportunity for a teenager which encourages them to have a healthy lifestyle. The company remains committed to the wellbeing of its employees, and their families.
These events were largely attended by PTCL employees, given football’s status as a popular sport in Pakistan. There were a total of three teams, i.e. Headquarters (HQs), Islamabad Telecom Region (ITR) and Rawalpindi Telecom Region (RTR), which consisted of 16 players each. The teenagers, who were unable to make it to the teams, were kept as substitute players. It was an exhilarating event for the teenagers, during their summer break, before they head back to their educational institutions.
Concluding the event, Syed Mazhar Hussain, CHRO, PTCL said, “I would like to congratulate Rawalpindi Telecom Region (RTR) and its players on their victory. I appreciate all the participants who exhibited true sportsman spirit to make this tournament a success. Teamwork and togetherness are the essence of sportsmanship. PTCL is an organization which provides a holistic environment to bring out the best in its employees. Such activities will bring the families of our employees closer and will encourage a healthy sports culture.”
PTCL continues to look for ways to positively impact the communities in which it operates, and to remain an inspiration for its staff. PTCL is keen to ensure employees and their children take part in all of the company’s sports events for the physical wellbeing and healthy lifestyle.
PTCL has a tradition & culture to promote sports activities within the organization. Earlier this year, a mega sports gala was organized by the company during which employees and their families participated in a variety of sports activities.
Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) is the largest integrated Information Communication Technology (ICT) Company of Pakistan. With a humble start from a telephone and telegraph department in 1947, it has evolved to offer latest digital and telecommunication technologies today. It acts as the communication backbone for the country with the largest fiber cable network that spans from Khyber to Karachi and submarine cables connecting Pakistan to the world. For more information, visit www.ptcl.com.pk