Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul congratulated the KPK Team for winning the 10th National Rescue Challenge and individual winners of different events.
A total 19 Teams from Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, MERC Balochistan, Agha Khan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Universities and Volunteers participated in the challenge.
Ms Gul asserted that rescue professionals from different provinces are a valuable asset and pride of the nation. She said that when people are running away from the place of danger, only rescuers who are running towards the place of incident.
“I am sure that Rescue 1122 has become a part of our lives and thinking. When we are in danger, only immediate thought comes in mind of Rescue 1122 and which gives us the hope of life that there is someone who will save our life.
The reward of your work is that you are included in our prayers and you will get a greater reward from Allah Almighty because the one who saved one life saved the whole of humanity.”
Zartaj Gul said that the nation feel proud of Dr Rizwan Naseer and of course he must feel proud of the rescuers of all the provinces whenever they respond for providing immediate relief to any accident or tragedy.
She appreciated the Governments of Punjab, KPK, MERC Baluchistan and Gilgit Baltistan for establishing an Emergency Rescue Service to rescue the helpless victims of emergencies but unfortunately the system was still missing in Sindh.
Therefore, she requested to Government of Sindh to establish Rescue Services so that people from Sindh could also get timely professional emergency care without any discrimination.
Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Choice Ufuoma Okoro, UN OCHA Head Pakistan, said that Rescue 1122 is a world class emergency response system in Punjab province of Pakistan which is providing assistance to other provinces through its Emergency Services Academy.
She congratulated the Winner Team of 10th National Rescue Challenge and individual best performers of different events.
She further said that Rescue 1122 is an emergency response and rescue entity that started from the dream of the founder and transformed into a world class UN certified rescue system. It gives me so much hope to serve in countries whose national capacity for humanitarian response is tops. Well, done Rescue 1122.
Earlier In his welcoming address, DG Emergency Services Dr Rizwan Naseer welcomed the chief guest and congratulated winning teams, and appreciated the Academy Officers and Instructors for organizing a healthy competition for all emergency services of Pakistan.