Commissioner briefs media on Rescue 1299 centre


KARACHI: Rescue 1299 is pro-actively working as a central coordination centre for more then 75 relief and rescue organizations and government departments in case of any emergency in the Metropolis. It was stated by Commissioner Karachi, Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui, while briefing the media regarding rescue 1299 here on Wednesday. He said the centre, that was inaugurated in October 2013 by Governor Sindh, has complete information of all organizations engaged in relief and rescue activities and utility providers along with details of machinery and human resource. He said that relief and rescue organizations lacked coordination in the past but now timely assistance provided by centralized I.T based 1299 centre in any emergency or accident help saving precious lives and property. Later, media persons also visited the centre and they were briefed about working of the centre. 

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