SIALKOT

A meeting of Rescue 1122 officials was held to inaugurate a Rescue Community Station near Dheera Sandha on Sialkot-Pasrur Road.

On the occasion, Rescue 1122 Director General Arshad Zia said that his department was fully prepared to serve the public in distress and fight recurring floods in Punjab.

He added that the practice has already been started to avert flood disaster by adopting measures.

He handed over two ambulances to Rescue 1122 Sialkot for public service, and said that the provincial government is making efforts to expand Rescue 1122 network to all the districts and tehsils of the Punjab.

Earlier, he inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Vice Chancellor Dr Farhat Saleemi during a special ceremony held at Govt College Women University (GCWU) Sialkot for providing emergency training to its students.

He administrated oath to the university students who had recently completed emergency training courses by Rescue 1122 at GCWU Sialkot.

Addressing the participants, he also hailed the performance of Rescue 1122 staff. Talking to Sialkot exporters at Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), he praised the unique export culture of Sialkot and its marvellous socio-economic development on self help basis.

The Rescue 1122 Sialkot and local business community jointly launched “Safe for Sialkot” project for ensuring safety on roads and peace. Under this project, the Rescue 1122 and Sialkot business community will raise awareness about safety in every sphere of life by holding awareness seminars, symposiums and walks.

Gepco sets up 10

new grid stations

Gepco has established 10 more grid stations to improve electricity supply system in Sialkot region, said Chief Executive Junaid Akhtar.

Addressing a meeting of Sialkot exporters held at Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), he said that Gepco has chalked out a plan to ensure uninterrupted supply of electricity to the export-oriented cottage industries of Sialkot.

He said that it has also established its workshop at Sialkot where out of order transformers would be repaired. Superintending Engineer Raja Riaz, Media Deputy Manager Rana Muhammad Jehangir and other senior officials were also present.