Air ambulance service to start in June: Maryam

Various proposals were put forth to undertake concrete steps to safeguard life and property of people

By Our Correspondent
April 14, 2024
This screengrab from a video released on April 13, 2024, shows the air ambulance. — X/MaryamNSharif

LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Maryam Nawaz Sharif in her message on X on Saturday said the first training session for the first Air Ambulance Service of Pakistan and Punjab has started.


“The Air Ambulance Service will start in June. The project has been completed in record time,” she said while chairing a meeting in Murree to review the law & order situation in the province.

The IG Police gave a briefing on law & order across the province. It was principally decided in the meeting to launch a special unit, besides conducting IT training of the staff to eliminate organized and cybercrimes in the province.

Various proposals were put forth to undertake concrete steps to safeguard life and property of people. Approval was accorded to enforce a special audit system to ascertain corruption and unprofessional attitude in police. Police officials found involved in conniving with mafias and criminals will undergo a special court martial. In case of asking for bribe, a complaint can be registered through CM’s Special Dashboard.

A proposal to establish the Border Security Force to check smuggling was reviewed. It was in principle decided to set up a functional specialized police force to effectively counter every crime.

Approval was granted to vigorously carry out a campaign for the complete eradication of narcotics. It was decided to make legislation for awarding death penalty to those found involved in committing molestation of women and children.

Maryam directed undertaking strict measures to root out the culture of illegal weapons in Punjab and it was decided to make amendments to relevant laws. She directed undertaking additional foolproof measures for permanent elimination of kite-flying and use of metal wire. She said they would provide latest arms and ammunition, state-of-the-art equipment, night vision technology and drones. She directed launching an effective crackdown for the permanent eradication of terrorism, smuggling and criminal gangs.

Senior Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb, Chief Secretary, Secretary Home, IG Police, Additional IGP, Commissioner, CCPO, RPO and other officers attended the meeting.