Nation proud of Rescue 1122 for services to humanity: says Ch Pervaiz Elahi
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Acting Governor Punjab Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi has said that the whole nation is proud of Rescue 1122 as it is dedicated to the service of humanity above politics, reported 24News HD TV channel.
Addressed a function on the 17th anniversary of Rescue 1122 service, Ch Pervaiz Elahi said that his relationship with the rescue service and rescuers was not about politics but about the heart. “If the heart stops beating, the rest of the body will not work. Rescue 1122 allowance was stopped by the previous government. I will personally talk to the Chief Minister of Punjab to restore it, he said and added that previous governments stopped the development of the service. But sadly, the present government also ignored Rescue 1122, he said.
“Despite all the opposition, previous governments could not end this service. The seed sown in October 2004 has become a tree today. I chose Dr Rizwan Naseer to lead the rescue service.
Not only Punjab but also other provinces are benefiting from this,” he said.
The Punjab Assembly unanimously passed the Emergency Services Act to maintain it. Some 17 years ago I also faced a similar emergency on which I felt helpless. The academy we set up for the professional training of Punjab rescuers has trained more than 20,000 emergency professionals across the country till now.
Pervaiz Elahi said that the Pakistan Rescue Team of the Emergency Services Academy also became the first South Asian Certified Disaster Response Team from the United Nations, which is an honor and pride for every Pakistani.
“I congratulate Pakistan Rescue Team and each and every member on getting certification from UN.”
The Rescue Service Emergency Services Amendment Act 2021 has been passed, fulfilling the long-held desire of rescuers to have a service structure, said Ch Pervaiz Elahi.
The Act will be amended to provide the same facilities to the martyrs of the Army as to the martyrs of Rescue 1122. Ensuring rescue arrangements in large buildings will be included in the Act, he added. Rescue 1122 has so far rescued more than 9.9 million emergency victims.
Rescue 1122 Fire Service saved potential losses of Rs511 billion in more than 170,000 fire accidents from the timely response, he further said.
“After the success of the Lahore Rescue Service, we expanded its reach to all major cities.
My heart feels calm and satisfied whenever I see any emergency vehicle of Rescue 1122
I thank Allah a thousand times that Allah made me do this work. There are thousands of people in my constituency who appreciate the performance of the rescue service and its timely arrival,” said the acting Governor Punjab.
Director-General 1122 Dr Rizwan Naseer said he had tried to fulfill the responsibility given to him.
Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi and Muhammad Khan Bhatti played important role in providing service structure to Rescue 1122.
All Rescue 1122 personnel paid tribute to Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, the DG said.
The function was attended by Secretary Punjab Assembly Muhammad Khan Bhatti, DG Parliamentary Affairs Inayatullah Luck, GM Sikandar, former Secretary Health Sohail Ahmed, and others.