Lahore: Acting Governor Punjab Rana Muhammad Iqbal inaugurated Phool Nagar Rescue Station on Wednesday evening and termed Rescue 1122 as public friendly service. He said that Rescue 1122 Emergency Services shall be provided to all citizens of the country as the government has planned to expand Rescue 1122 all over the country. He further said that fortunately Rescue 1122 was established first in Punjab, which further provided technical assistance to Khyber Pakhtunkhaw; Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Kashmir for establishment of Rescue 1122 in their areas.
He further said that he was fully aware of the problems of the citizens of the public, especially of Phool Nagar, who had been depriving of the emergency services since long.
The Governor said that people lost their lives during road traffic accidents on national highways and other areas, but with the establishment of the Rescue Station at Main Highways in Phool Nagar shall ensure provision of basic right to timely emergency care to the citizens of Phool Nagar.
Rana Iqbal said that DG Rescue Punjab Dr. Rizwan Naseer is the real asset of Pakistan and Pakistan is proud of such sons of the soil. He said that Punjab also extended its cooperation and played the role of big brother in time of need for other provinces. He said the Chief Minister Punjab Mohammad Shahbaz Sharif expanded this human friendly service from 12 Districts of Punjab to all 36 Districts of Punjab and also ensured establishment of Rescue 1122 in Khyber Pakhtunkhaw; Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Kashmir.
While addressing the inaugural ceremony of the Rescue Station, DG Rescue Punjab Dr. Rizwan Naseer said that whenever he talked to acting Governor Punjab Rana Mohammad Iqbal, he was asked by the Governor of Punjab as when shall Rescue 1122 be established in his area.
Now, due to his selfless efforts, a Rescue Station has been established in Phool Nagar for provision of emergency and rescue services to the victims of road traffic accidents of GT Road and Tehsil.
DCO, DPO and other government functionaries of the district were also present on this occasion, whereas a large number of the citizens thanked Governor Punjab and DG Rescue Punjab for providing a rescue station for the area.