KARACHI: On Tuesday, the long-awaited and much-needed service for the people of Sindh, Rescue 1122, was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Sindh Murad Ali Shah. The project has been launched by the provincial government in collaboration with the World Bank. Around 50 ambulances have been handed over to the authorities concerned.
Country Director of World Bank Najy Benhassine, Director-General Provincial Disaster Management Authority Salman Shah, Special Assistants Waqar Mehdi & Qasmi Siraj Soomro attended the event. Provincial ministers including Shehla Raza, Bari Pitafi, Saeed Ghani, Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho, and Advisers Murtaza Wahab and Haji Rasool Bux were also present at the ceremony.
According to Shah, the government has a target of 230 ambulances, out of which 50 will be functional in Karachi. He said that gradually the service would expand to other districts and divisions.
CM Sindh extended thanks to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. He forecasted that by October, they would achieve the target of 230 ambulances and would keep adding 40 ambulances each month.