Punjab governor announces to set up Martyr’s welfare fund


Lahore : Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar has decided to set up a “Martyr’s welfare fund” in collaboration with organizations for the martyrs of Rescue 1122 while announcing other initiatives including a special wall to pay tribute to the martyrs.
According to details, Governor Punjab Chaudhry Sarwar was the Guest of Honour on the occasion of World Firefighter’s Day. Dr Rizwan Naseer and Rescue 1122 personnel with exceptional services in the field were present on the occasion. Awards were also given to the personnel who showed excellent performance and Fateha was offered for the martyrs.
In his address and media talk, Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said that we have to avoid Coronavirus situation like India, for which it is necessary to fully implement the SOPs adding that those who do not comply with the SOPs are risking their own lives and lives of other people as well.
Chaudhry Sarwar said that we believe in the strengthening of institutions and there is no doubt that when there is merit in the institutions and no political interference, institutions will be strong that will ultimately lead to progressive Pakistan.
The incumbent government has a clear policy of ensuring meritocracy so that institutions can work in a transparent manner and put Pakistan on the way to progress and development.
The governor said that he is pleased to have played a role in the establishment of Rescue 1122 and he will continue to put efforts for the betterment and strengthening of this institution.
He said that we will also set up a martyr welfare fund in collaboration with organizations for the expenses of the children of Rescue 1122 martyrs because all of us have a responsibility towards them. We will also set up a wall for martyrs in order to pay tribute to their selfless services.
Addressing the function, Dr Rizwan Naseer of Rescue 1122 said that Rescue 1122 has saved Punjab from a loss of Rs. 490 billion by taking timely action in various fire incidents in different cities and villages of Punjab including Lahore. Our personnel have also been performing services on the frontline during covid-19, he added.