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KARACHI: More than a third of the nearly 700 franchise outlets of both Warid and Jazz will shut down as the two entities consolidate their franchise network after a merger last year.

Anjum Rahman, the head of communications at Jazz, said no Jazz employee have been affected by the closure of these franchises in the country. She said the combined strength of the permanent employees of both Warid and Jazz, including sales centre employees, is about 4,000.

From Friday, over 51 million customers are being served by a combined support network of more than 400 franchises across the country. She said a support programme has been developed for those franchises which are no longer part of Jazz.

Warid customers can also use Jazz scratch cards and Jazz Load to recharge their balance and avail the complete Jazz experience through a network of over 400 franchises and 32 sales centres.

Published in Dawn, January 21st, 2017