Hotels challaned for not having safety equipment

Rawalpindi

The Civil Defencse Department on Saturday challaned and issued notices to various hotels in Saddar area here for not having safety equipment, including fire-fighting devices, smoke alarms and safe exits in buildings. District Officer (DO) Civil Defence Sanjida Khanum challened four hotels, including Heodily Hotel, Meenara Hotel, Gateview Hotel and Al Azam Hotel for lacking safety measures, including non-installation of safety equipment .
Talking to journalists, she said that notices were being issued to the violators for not having fire-fighting equipment in high-rise buildings. A number of buildings had been identified, which lacked safety measures, and their managements had been directed to do the needful in order to avoid any loss of life in case of any emergency, she added.—APP

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