Plan for Christmas, New Year’s night fine-tuned

BAHAWALPUR – A meeting of District Disaster Management Committee was held here to review the emergency plan and arrangements in connection with Christmas and New Year’s festivities.

The meeting was chaired by Bahawalpur Deputy Commissioner Rana Saleem Afzal. Divisional Emergency Officer Dr Asif Rahim Channar briefed the meeting about the rescue and security plan for Christmas. He said according to the plan, all the churches across Bahawalpur City would be provided foolproof security. He said that main churches including Saint Dominic Model Town A, Ibn e Maryam Church Islami Colony, and Glory Baptist Church Islami Colony would be provided rescue vehicle service. He added the rescue officials would also observe duty at FGA Church Islami Colony, Church of Pakistan Islami Colony, Church Quaid-e-Azam Colony and Church Model Town C.

DC Rana Saleem directed the officials concerned to provide every possible facility to the Christian community at Christmas. He ordered to establish Christmas bazaars in all tehsils of Bahawalpur district so that Christians could buy edibles on subsidised rates. He also asked the officials to ensure smooth flow of traffic on New Year’s Night.


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