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Reconstruction of Mosques in Afghanistan

Kabul, May 25, 2011: Etisalat Afghanistan stands committed in its long standing resolve of promoting Islamic traditions and cultural values of Afghan society.
Since its launch in 2007, Etisalat Afghanistan has upheld its commitment and dedication in serving the community by playing an active role as a socially responsible entity, re-affirming company’s strong belief in being part of the Afghan society in areas important to their needs.

Numerous projects have been launched by Etisalat Afghanistan under the pillars of environment, health, education and sports as well as regularly providing food items to the less fortunate segments of the society. One of the recent honorable initiatives undertaken by the Etisalat Afghanistan is the reconstruction & renovation of Mosques throughout the country. The renovated mosques will provide a comfortable praying facility for the local communities and facilitates the noble teachings of Islam.

Commenting on the launch of this project, Mr. Ahmed Al Hosany, CEO Etisalat said, "Being a United Arab Emirates company, the reconstruction of mosques and other projects is in line with the vision of our leadership in supporting the re-building of Afghanistan. This is a guiding principle for all who work here in Etisalat. We believe in creating opportunities for all and sharing with others what Allah has blessed us with by focusing on economic alleviation and social cohesion in the larger interests of the people of Afghanistan. Etisalat Afghanistan and the rest of the Etisalat family are committed to Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and shall continue to enrich life in Afghanistan."

Etisalat Afghanistan team has so far handed over eight (8) mosques in the Kabul province to the local authorities. Total of 38 Mosques is planned for reconstruction and renovation throughout the country in 2011. Every year, Etisalat Afghanistan also organizes Holy Quran Awards in Afghanistan in which young Qaris from all over Afghanistan participate with a chance to win and represent Afghanistan in Dubai International Holy Quran Awards involving Muslim countries from the entire world.

Etisalat Afghanistan is a 100% owned subsidiary of Etisalat Telecommunications which is one of the leading telecommunications companies of the world and leading operator in Middles East and Africa, headquartered in the UAE. Etisalat operates in 18 countries across Asia, the Middle East and Africa, servicing over 100m customers out of a total population of approximately 1.9bn people.

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