Karachi, November 17, 2012 (PPI-OT): In order to give final shape to the preparations for Muharram-ul-Haram, an emergency meeting was held under the chairmanship of Senior Director Municipal Services Dr. Shoukat Zaman in his office which was attended by Director Machine Pool, Chief Fire Officer, Deputy Chief Fire Officer and all Station Officers and Team Leader Urban Search and Rescue.
Chief Fire Officer informed the meeting about the measures that have been taken for Muharram. He said main camps of fire brigade and urban search and rescue would be setup at Mazar-e-Quaid, KMC Head Office, NJV School, Memon Masjid and Bolton Market whereas other camps as back up support would be held in Bagh-e-Jinnah and Karachi Zoo. Heavy vehicles and fire tenders will be stationed there on 8th,9th and 10th of Muharram.
Chief Fire Officer was directed to remain in contact with the KWSB and Garden Department so that water tankers from these organizations could be used in case of any emergency. City Wardens were also directed for deployment of staff during Muharram on all major corridors of city especially on the route of processions.
Emergency had been declared in all the departments working under the Municipal Services Department for 3 days (from 7th to 10th Muharram). An emergency control room has also been established (contact number 99230071) with the cancellation of leaves of all concerned staff.
For more information, contact:
Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC)
City District Government Complex, 1st Floor, Civic Centre,
Tel: +9221 9923 2400 -01
Fax: +9221 9923 2406