CM wants launch of ‘Air Ambulance Service’ at earliest


Says PTI government determined to safeguard rights of the children

Staff Reporter

Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar on Sunday directed the authorities concerned to finalize all arrangements for “Rescue Air Ambulance Service” as soon as possible, saying the launch of Rescue Air Ambulance will give a new identity to rescue services.

“Punjab will be the first province in the region which will launch Rescue Air Ambulance and scope of the service will be later extended to remote areas.”

Chief Minister Usman Buzdar pointed out that the Punjab government has taken another unprecedented step and decided to launch a Rescue Air Ambulance Service in the province.

He described the Air Ambulance Service as the need of the hour. “Every human life is precious and timely treatment is the right of every individual.”

He said that the Punjab government has taken revolutionary measures to further improve the rescue services across the province, which have been acknowledged at international level as well.

The Additional Chief Secretary, Principal Secretary to the CM and DG Rescue Services Punjab were also present on the occasion.

Meanwhile, Special Coordinator to CM on Child Protection Sara Ahmad called on Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar and presented three years performance report of the Child Protection Bureau to the CM.

She also expressed her gratitude to the chief minister for extending support for safeguarding the rights of children.

On the occasion, the chief minister said that the government is determined to safeguard the rights of the children.

He said that not a single meeting of the board of the Child Protection Bureau took place in the last 12 years of the previous regimes.

The incumbent government has turned the Bureau into a vibrant institute and its scope will be extended to every district of Punjab.

He further stated that the Punjab government is providing all-out resources to the bureau to safeguard the rights of destitute and helpless children.

Usman Buzdar directed to take indiscriminate action against the gangs involved in child beggary and said that children living in the child bureau are like their own children and no stone will be left unturned to safeguard their rights.

Usman Buzdar said that he will inaugurate the Faisalabad Child Protection Bureau during his visit to Faisalabad. He lauded the performance Child Protection Bureau.

Sara Ahmad apprised Usman Buzdar about the measures taken by the bureau to prevent the incident of torture and force beggary from the children. She also invited the Chief Minister to inaugurate the Child Protection Bureau Faisalabad.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Sunday was called on by team members of Special Monitoring Unit led by Fazeel Asif and presented third-year performance report of the government.

The report comprised of a overview of the performance of the provincial departments and institutes.

The chief minister lauded the performance of the Special Monitoring Unit in compiling the report. Fazeel Asif briefed the Chief Minister about the performance of departments and their issues.

The chief minister gave instructions to the Special Monitoring Unit team about their future targets and reforms.

Meanwhile, CM Usman Buzdar expressed a deep sense of sorrow and grief over the sad demise of Syed Afzal Naqvi, Chairman City News Network.

In a condolence message, the CM extended heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the bereaved family.

He prayed that may Allah Almighty rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage and strength to the bereaved family to bear irreparable loss with fortitude.


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