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Muharram arrangements: 1122, Edhi to cater to Ashura emergencies



LAHORE: The Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) and Edhi Foundation will provide emergency cover to all majalis and mourning processions in the city. This was decided at meetings presided over by Rescue 1122 director general Brig (r) Dr Arshad Zia and Edhi Foundation Lahore Zonal In charge Sibghutullah.

Sigbghatullah said that Edhi Foundation Lahore would use all resources at its disposal to provide emergency services to Muharram gatherings and would remain on a high alert. He said that more than 100 Edhi ambulances and paramedical staff would be appointed on major points in the city.

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The Rescue 1122 DG asked about arrangements at different districts and examined working of control rooms.

He was informed that all the districts had prepared emergency plans for Muharram in accordance with the directions issued by the Home Department. He was informed that over 7,000 Rescue staff would perform their duties during Muharram.

Brig (r) Zia visited Karbala Gamay Shah, Bhati Gate, Anarkali, Nisar Haveeli and Mochi Gate in Lahore and directed District Emergency Officer Dr Ahmad Raza to monitor the situation. He was informed that ambulances carrying medical kits would escort the processions to provide mourners with immediate treatment where needed.

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Published in The Express Tribune, October 18th, 2015.

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