The International Women Day (IWD) was celebrated at Rescue 1122 Headquarters in recognition of the services of female rescuers and acknowledge their valuable contribution in Rescue Service.
Dr Rizwan Naseer DG Rescue Punjab paid rich tribute to all working women, especially those who are serving in the lifesaving Emergency Service.
He said that working in the Emergency Service is really a challenging job but our female officers and officials are highly committed and performing their duties with the equal commitment of male rescue staff.
He also highlighted that Rescue management strongly believes in women empowerment, equal opportunities to them and their acknowledgement at all forums.
He expressed these views in a ceremony held at Emergency Services Headquarters in respect of International Women Day.
Ms Deeba Shahnaz Akhter Head of Community Safety& Information, Ms Rouqia Bano Javed Controller Examination Emergency Services Academy and Ms Sumera Liaquet Social Welfare Officer and senior officers from Headquarters and Academy and female rescuers attended the ceremony.
While addressing the ceremony, Dr Rizwan Naseer appreciated the role of female officers, rescuers and officials in Headquarters, Academy and operations.
He said it is women empowerment that female Rescue Officer Ms Deeba Shahnaz Head of Community Safety and Information Rescue Punjab is also part of the First United Nations INSARAG certified Rescue team in South Asia.
Her role in all field exercises and community safety activities is commendable. The Controller Examination Ms Rouqiya Bano Javed also contributed in the field of public relations and community training and now she is professionally performing duties of Controller Examination.
Ms Tahira Khan is working as District Emergency Officer and her performance remained the best among all districts, Ms Sumera Social Welfare Officer is continuously working for the welfare of the employees.
Besides that, he appreciated the female rescuers working in an ambulance, in the field of training and control rooms across Punjab.