LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Thursday lifted the ban on recruitments in Punjab Emergency Services (Rescue 1122).
Chairing a high-level meeting, the chief minister observed that timely and professional response of Rescue 1122 during natural calamities and accidents was of vital importance.
It was also decided during the meeting that emergency allowance of Rescue 1122 employees would be enhanced so that they are able to perform their duties with hard work and enthusiasm. “A summary in this regard should be sent to my office,” the chief minister said.
He directed the officials concerned to immediately draft and submit a summary for expansion of rescue services to far-flung areas and also gave an approval to start the Rescue Scout Training Programme in educational institutions within the next two months.
Buzdar further sought a detailed programme to launch helicopter ambulance services in Punjab.
Summoning a meeting of Punjab Emergency Council next month, he said it was deplorable that the same had not been called for the past eight years.