Punjab Emergency Service (Amendment) Bill presented to Assembly 

Parvez Elahi lashes out at last government for depriving rescuers of due status 

By: News Desk      Published: 12:17 AM, 24 Feb, 2021
Punjab Emergency Service (Amendment) Bill presented to Assembly 

The Punjab Emergency Service (Amendment) Bill was presented to the provincial assembly on Tuesday.

Punjab Assembly Speaker Parvez Elahi came down hard on the last government for paying no heed to the service.

He said rescuers were deprived of their due status, although the United Nations and such global bodies recognised it.

He vowed to expose the persons responsible for hindering the progress of the department.

He insisted that the department must be provided with more autonomy and proper service structure and regularisation. 

Law Minister Raja Basharat assured the speaker of incorporation recommendations into the draft bill. 

Last year, Parvez directed the PES to submit proposals for service structure, staff regularisation, promotion, rescue emergency and solution of other issues within a week.  He expressed the resolve to make this institution autonomous for better public service delivery and honouring the rescuers with due status.