Wasif Ali Khan | Capital Mail
SHANGLA: Provincial Minister for Labor and Culture Shaukat Yousafzai inaugurated the Rescue 1122 station in Besham Shangla Tehsil yesterday. With the inauguration, the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s emergency rescue services provided by the Rescue 1122 have been formally launched in the district.
Deputy Commissioner Shangla Imran Hussain Ranjha and Central Secretary Information Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Ahmad Jawad also accompanied the Provincial Minister on the occasion. Shaukat Yousafzai also inspected various parts of the Rescue 1122 station. Rescue officials briefed the Provincial Minister about the services provided at the station.
Speaking at the inauguration, Shaukat Yousafzai said the launch of emergency rescue services in remote and mountainous areas was an important step. He said that the Rescue 1122’s performance in emergencies has always been commendable. While appreciating the role of Rescue 1122 he said that Rescue workers have been on the front lines in the Covid-19 epidemic situation. The Minister for Labour and Culture was of the view that the services of Rescue 1122 has been extended to all parts of the province keeping in view the changing weather conditions and the difficulties faced by the people in case of natural calamities. “With the inauguration of the station the Rescue Services are now available to the people of Shangla in Shangla which will help reducing the hardship of the people they have been facing in the past”, Shoukat Yousafzai.