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Governor directs streamlining of Fire Brigade Department

Karachi: Governor Sindh Dr Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan Thursday presided over a meeting at the Governor’s House to consider ways to streamline the fire brigade department on modern lines.

He stressed the need for providing all necessary equipment and modern machinery, including snorkels, to enable the department deal with fire and other emergencies effectively.

The meeting was attended by Additional Chief Secretary Malik Israr, PSG Mumtaz ur Rehman and the Karachi commissioner and administrator.

The governor was informed that the fire brigade department modernisation project would cost Rs4.999 billion.

The officials concerned were asked to carry out the modernisation work on a priority basis.

Reviewing other ongoing development projects in the city, the governor called for an early completion of work on the road running parallel to Gujjar Nala.

The governor also directed the authorities concerned to ensure an early construction of the proposed Rs1.15 billion Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Complex near Quaidabad on the National Highway, and noted that emergency medical services for victims of traffic accidents occurring on the National Highway were not available there and the victims had to be taken the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, which was far away from the city end of the highway.

The governor was also briefed about those development projects which are being executed in Lyari, Keamari and Malir at a cost of Rs2.3 billion.

For more information, contact:
Sindh Governor House
Syed Wajahat Ali
Press Secretary to Governor
Tel: 99201217, 99201201-3
Email: press_secretary@governorsindh.gov.pk

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