17 govt, private buildings declared insecure

RAWALPINDI – Punjab Emergency Services Rescue 1122 has declared 17 government and private buildings insecure due to inadequate firefighting equipments and lack of emergency exit point.

District emergency officer Rescue 122 said survey of all the high rise buildings of Rawalpindi city, cantt and suburbs has been completed with the advent of summer season in terms of presence of fire extinguishing equipment, emergency exit door and other arrangements.

As per survey report, 17 buildings including Rawalpindi Development Authority, Tehsil Municipal Administration, Poonch House complex, State Life’s building, State Bank of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto Hospital, Holy Family Hospital, district headquarters hospital, PIA Mall road office, Gakhar Plaza and Military Accounts Office have been declared unsafe.

It has been recommended that installation of firefighting equipment, smoke alarming system be ensured immediately therein for the safety and security of citizens and record of the offices. Notices have been issued to the concerned authorities of these buildings.

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