LAHORE, Dec 04 (APP):State Minister for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib said on Saturday that protection of lives and property of people was top priority of the government and no compromise would be made in this regard.
He stated this while addressing a prize distribution ceremony of National Volunteer
CERTS Challenge 2021 organised in collaboration with VSO Pakistan at Emergency
Services Academy (ESA) here. The ceremony was organized to march International
He said that Rescue-1122 had emerged as a well organised institution and the whole nation was proud of its services.
The minister said the Rescue-1122 was a beacon for all public service-oriented
Rescue 1122 had always responded efficiently in all sort of emergencies and calamities just to protect the lives of people, he maintained.
He further said that rescue cadet corps (RCC) was the need of hour and he appreciated the rescue for encouraging community participation.
Farrukh said it was very good to see volunteers in the ESA who had come here from
different districts and far flung areas.
He further said the Punjab government would soon start Rescue-1122 motorbike service in different districts and added that first helicopter emergency service would soon be launched and a formal approval in this regard had been given by the Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar.
The State minister said that all these initiatives would help in capacity building of
Rescue-1122 and the government would provide all possible support to strengthen
the department. He distributed prizes and certificates among the volunteers.
Rescue-1122 Director General Dr Rizwan Naseer also spoke.
Earlier, he witnessed the mock exercises of the Rescue-1122, in which rescuers
demonstrated their skill to cope with emergency situations.