Martyr’s Welfare Fund to be set up for rescue martyrs: Sarwar

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Staff Reporter

Dr Rizwan Naseer claims Rescue averted Rs490b losses in various fire incidents
Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar has said that “Martyr’s Welfare Fund” for martyrs of Rescue 1122 will be set up in collaboration of welfare organizations besides other initiatives including a special wall to pay tribute to the martyrs.

The Punjab governor announced this while speaking as chief guest of the ceremony in connection with the World Firefighters Day held here on Tuesday.

Dr Rizwan Naseer and Rescue 1122 personnel with exceptional services in the field were present on the occasion.

Awards were also given to the personnel who showed excellent performance and Fateha was offered for the martyrs.

Addressing the ceremony, Chaudhry Sarwar said that we have to avoid a Coronavirus situation like India, for which it is necessary to fully implement the SOPs, adding that those who do not comply with the SOPs are risking their own lives and lives of other people as well.

He said that we believe in the strengthening of institutions. The institutions will be strong with the supremacy of the merit and no political interference that will ultimately lead to progressive Pakistan, he added.

He said that the incumbent government has a clear policy of ensuring meritocracy so that institutions can work in a transparent manner and put Pakistan on the way to progress and development.

The governor said that he is pleased to have played a role in the establishment of Rescue 1122, and he will continue to put efforts for the betterment and strengthening of this institution.

He said that a martyr welfare fund will also be set up in collaboration with the organizations for the education and other expenses of the children of Rescue 1122 martyrs.

He said that all of us have a responsibility to support the families of the martyred, adding that we will also set up a wall for martyrs in order to pay tribute to their selfless services.

Addressing the function, DG Rescue 1122, Dr Rizwan Naseer said that Rescue 1122 has saved Punjab from a loss of Rs490 billion by taking timely action in various fire incidents in different cities and villages of Punjab including Lahore.

He said that Rescue 1122 personnel have also been performing duties on the frontline during Covid 19 pandemic as coronona patients have been shifted to the hospitals by Rescue 1122 officials, he added.