The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) inaugurated “Pakistan’s first Rescue 1122 Academy” at Gulshan-e-Maymar on Thursday. The 1122 unit has been attached with the KMC’s fire brigade department as well.
Karachi Administrator and Sindh Government spokesperson Barrister Murtaza Wahab said at the inauguration ceremony that he would try to perform his duties with responsibility.
“I am not working at the behest of governor Sindh.”
He said, adding that his Pakistan Peoples Party had given him responsibility as KMC administrator, and the people of the city had to decide who their mayor or administrator should be.
He said Pakistan’s first Rescue 1122 Academy has established in Karachi. Also, the promise of starting such institutions in the style of 1122 has fulfilled.
Moreover, In the opening ceremony, Haji Rasool Bakhsh Chandio, adviser on the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) to the chief minister, officers, and others were also present on the occasion.
Further, Wahab said that they had always been of the opinion that cooperation with institutions improved and accelerated government work.
“Without the help of the Sindh government, this work would not have been possible. This is the message that when institutions work together, things get better,” he added.
The 1122 unit has connected to the fire department to increase its effectiveness. Barrister Murtaza Wahab observed that there was no emergency response facility in Karachi in the event of an accident. However, Karachi residents can now access rescue and fire brigade services in one location. It will benefit them in any emergency.