LAHORE: United Nation’s Organization for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) representative Ms Annette Hearns visited the Emergency Services Academy on Sunday.

She appreciated efforts of Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) towards international urban search and rescue accreditation certification (INSARAG). 

She witnessed functioning aspects of the Disaster Response Force of Punjab Emergency Service and other emergency services responding to calamities in future.

The Disaster Response Force of Rescue 1122 presented a coordinated and planned demonstration of a simulated earthquake response.

Disaster Response Force under command of Dr Farhan Khalid and other team leaders responded in real time to the simulated incident with appropriate planning, coordination, logistic, medical, welfare and information, in compliance with the international standards required for INSARAG standard. –Staff Reporter   

Ms Annette Hearns appreciated efforts of founding Director General Dr Rizwan Naseer and his team for sustained professionalism, motivation and commitment.

Speaking on this occasion, DG Rescue Punjab Dr. Rizwan Naseer thanked the UN OCHA for assisting the Emergency Service of Pakistan to achieve INSARAG certification.