Pakistan

Mayor Islamabad highlights importance of Emergency and Disaster Management

ISLAMABAD, Nov 24 (INP): Mayor of Islamabad and Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA), Sheikh Anser Aziz said that importance of Emergency and Disaster Management (E&DM) is increasing day by day as multi-storey buildings are also increasing in the Federal Capital

Training of staff of E&DM Directorate, in line with the modern standards, is among our priorities while steps are being taken to further strengthen this formation with latest technology and equipment.

He expressed these views while chairing a meeting held at CDA Headquarters. During the meeting, yearly progress of Emergency and Disaster Management Directorate was reviewed. The meeting was attended by the senior officer of E&DM Directorate.

On this occasion, Mayor of Islamabad was briefed that this formation is performing different duties including fire fighting, carrying out rescue operations and thirdly inspecting different premises in the Federal Capital for ensuring Fire and Safety Regulation 2010.

The meeting was told that from October 2016 to October 2017 responded 3142 emergency calls. Out of these calls, 1207 were about fire eruption at green areas, 182 call about electric fire, 164 calls regarding house fire eruption, four (04) calls regarding industrial fire, 152 calls regarding commercial area fire, 27 liquid gas fire, 154 calls about garbage fire, 44 calls about shops and canteen fire, 90 calls regarding vehicles fire was received while 14 calls regarding public building fire incidents were also received which were addressed promptly.

The meeting was informed that during the above said period 445 rescue calls of different natures were also received which were also promptly responded. During the meeting, it was also briefed that 1074 premises occupancies inspected across ICT limits and served with Advisory Reports / notices / checklists 1074. It was also informed that 89 show cause / final warnings / reminders were also issued in the file, eight (08) challans and 28 NOCs / approval plans were also issued during the this period while 18 training sessions were also held for imparting training to the staff of E&DM Directorate. M

Mayor of Islamabad and Chairman CDA Sheikh Anser Aziz said that in order to make this formation more effective, it will be further equipped with latest technology. He said that steps are being taken for arranging training programs both at national level and international level.

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