Lahore—Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has strengthened the Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) by approving establishment of nine divisional Urban Search & Rescue (USAR) teams and Rescue 1122 in 62 tehsils of Punjab in the current fiscal year.
According to a press release issued by the Punjab Emergency Service here Tuesday, a comprehensive and transparent mechanism for purchase of latest machinery and equipment is being followed as per rules.
The Punjab home secretary notified a committee to purchase latest machinery and equipment for the USAR teams in Lahore and Rawalpindi. Deputy Director (Finance) Rescue 1122 Naeem Mukhtar has been entrusted the additional responsibility till June 2016, as deputy director (procurement) in order to complete the project well in time.
Rescue 1122 has maintained its standards since inception in October 2004, and progressed due to competent leadership, quality training and services, and strictly following the standard operating procedures (SOPs) of the organisation.