RAWALPINDI - A delegation of Staff of Directorate of Air Traffic Services, Air Headquarters, visited Rescue 1122 Rawalpindi to observe emergency management system in Pakistan on Tuesday.

District Emergency Officer (DEO) Rescue 1122 Dr Abdur Rahman briefed the delegation, led by Squadron Leader Maria Saeed, about the structure and working of PES and efforts of founder Director General Dr Rizwan Naseer for establishment of the emergency management system in Pakistan.

Similarly, Deeba Shahnaz Akhter, the spokesperson, briefed the delegation through documentary, presentation and working of control room. The rescuers also demonstrated about life-saving equipment in ambulance and mock exercise of firefighting.

She told to the staff that Rescue 1122 Rawalpindi has responded to 50,271 emergency calls since it establishment in the district and rescued 54,996 helpless victims of emergencies in which 22,998 were road traffic accidents, 3,070 were fire incidents, 55 building collapse incidents, 26 were bomb blast incident, 833 were crime incidents, 104 were drowning case, 216 were special rescue operation (animal rescue) and 22,969 medical emergencies were included.

Deeba added that Rescue 1122 has the credit of holding two consecutive national youth awards and martyrs of Ghakhar Plaza disaster set an example in the line of duty. The martyrs’ family had been presented National Gallantry Awards from Government of Pakistan.

Furthermore Rescue 1122 rescued 155,7948 victims of different emergencies in all over Punjab and that Rescue 1122 has won Azme-e-Alishan Award 2011. Moreover, DG had also been awarded with Sitar-e-Imtiaz by the government for his countless efforts an historic initiative forr establishment of emergency management system in Pakistan.   Squadron Leader Maria Saeed, speaking on the occasion, said that Rescue 1122 was very well organised institute. She said that it was good to see such an efficient organisation in civil setup. She hoped to have a fruitful cooperation between Pakistan Air Force and Rescue 1122.