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Protection of lives, property government’s priority: State Minister

LAHORE, Dec 04 (DNA): 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 Volunteer Day.

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 departments.

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. DNA

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