LAHORE: Rescue 1122 will remain high alert during the upcoming Eidul Azha to provide emergency services to the citizens of all 36 districts of Punjab.
The leaves of the rescuers have been restricted and over 9,000 emergency medical technicians, fire rescuers; computer, telephone and wireless operators; and the district emergency officers will remain available even during the Eid holidays.
The plan to provide emergency medical, rescue and fire services was presented to the Punjab Emergency Service Director General Dr Rizwan Naseer during a meeting held at Rescue 1122 Headquarters on Tuesday.
Dr Rizwan Naseer was briefed by the Provincial Monitoring Cell that emergency plan for Eidul Azha had been chalked out. He was informed that district emergency control rooms in all districts of Punjab will remain functional round the clock during Eid holidays.
Similarly, all district emergency officers have been asked to ensure presence of emergency services at all public places during Eid holidays. Accordingly, all districts have made plans for deployment of emergency ambulances, rescue and fire services at important mosques, Eidgahs and public parks, etc. Rescue mobile posts of emergency paramedics will also be deployed at important places of mass gatherings.
Dr Rizwan Naseer directed all the district emergency officers to ensure that the community emergency response teams were available in all union councils in case of any emergency in their respective districts.
Rescue 1122 Director General Dr Rizwan Naseer has also wished all the citizens a safe Eid, and appealed to all citizens especially young motorbike riders to drive safely and avoid stunts during Eid holidays. He also appealed to the citizens to immediately dial 1122 in case of an emergency. Only timely call can ensure timely rescue, he added.
Meeting: The 11th meeting of members of Punjab Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) was held at PCSW office and Chairperson Fauzia Viqar urged the PCSW members to spread information about PCSW's helpline 1,043 to make it more efficient and active in all districts of the province.
The meeting was attended by members from all divisions of Punjab. The members were briefed on updates related to PCSW Helpline, five-year strategic plan, activities of nine divisional coordinators, awareness sessions and publications. Moreover, administrative, budgetary and recruitment affairs were also discussed.
Chairperson Fauzia Viqar urged the PCSW members to spread information about PCSW's helpline 1,043 to make it more efficient and active in all districts of the province. She updated the particiapnts on the ongoing development projects, including General Management Information System (GMIS), Women in Leadership (WIL), Training of Nikah Registrars (TNR) and Transitional House for Women (THW).
She said that PCSW was developing strong relations with government offices concerned and other stakeholders to ensure implementation of its mandate and increase engagement with stakeholders to ensure empowerment of women. In this regard, the members discussed strategies for collaboration and partnerships with stakeholders.
seminar: Punjab University Centre for South Asian Studies (CSAS) in collaboration with National Accountability Bureau (NAB) organised a seminar against corruption in its auditorium.
CSAS Director Prof Dr Umbreen Javaid, NAB Additional Directors Nirmal Hassani, Major (r) Ghulam Rasool and Dr Abdul Majid, faculty members and MPhil/PhD scholars were present on the occasion.
In his address, Dr Abdul Majid said that the corruption which was the axis of evils had penetrated very deep in Pakistani society. Nirmal Hassani said that it was the prime duty of the parents to teach and train their children not to be corrupt. She said that every individual should try to keep themselves away from corruption. She said corruption was the biggest problem of Pakistani society after terrorism. She said that corruption hindered all the development of a society. She added, "All of us should become a partner in fight against the evil."
Major (r) Ghulam Rasool said, "We must have to turn to our religious ethics and values to eradicate corruption and all the segments of society have to play their role in this regard." He said stressed the need efforts to eliminate corruption from Pakistan. Later, an awareness walk was also arranged within the university premises.
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