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Pakistani troops rescue Turkish envoy in Ivory Coast

Pakistani troops rescue Turkish envoy in Ivory Coast

ISLAMABAD – Pakistani troops rescued Turkish ambassador to Ivory Coast and nine Nigerian citizens during the recent turmoil in the western African state.
“Pakistan Army troops rescued Turkish ambassador at Ivory Coast Yekcin Kaga Erensoi along with three other staff members, Golant, Mahmut (third secretary) and Ali Ahisk at Ivory Coast (Abidjan) on 11 April 2011,” said an ISPR statement issued here on Wednesday.
Turkish ambassador was trapped in a hotel in a volatile

Rescue 1122 extends date of form submission for vacant posts

LAHORE – The Punjab Emergency Service Rescue 1122 on Monday extended the date of form submission for vacant posts of Chiniot, Rojhan and Tounsa. Now candidates could submit their forms until April 22 at Divisional Headquarter Faisalabad and Dera Ghazi Khan respectively. Those who fulfill the criteria will appear in written and physiological test on April 26 at Emergency Services Academy, Shama Chowk, Ferozepur Road, Lahore.

MNA seeks Kurram tribesmen’s rescue

ISLAMABAD – Chairman of Standing Committee for SAFRON and MNA, Sajid Hussain Toori on Saturday warned the government to recover the innocent people of his tribe (Toori Qabila) within 24 hours failing which they would take law in their own hands by launching operation against the anti-social elements. Unknown gunmen killed 8 people and kidnapped 45 in raids last night on two minibuses in Pakistan’s tribal region along the Afghan border, from which 9 people succeeded escape, according

Rescue 1122 pays homage to deceased rescuer

LAHORE – Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) Director General (DG) Dr Rizwan Naseer paid tribute to Rescuer Muhammad Asif, who had died in the line of duty, by giving cash to his family at Muhammadi Pur village, Mureedke on Tuesday.
The DG acknowledged Rescue 1122 firefighters’ services by calling them “real heroes” who risked their lives to aid victims of emergencies and disasters. He said firefighters were valued a lot in developed countries because of their courage and

International rescue effort gathers pace in quake-hit Japan

TOKYO – Rescue workers from more than a dozen countries searched ravaged northeastern coastal cities on Monday for survivors of a massive earthquake and tsunami, as an international effort to help Japan cope with its multiple disasters gathered pace. Some 70 countries have offered assistance in an outpouring of solidarity with Japan, with help coming not only from allies like the United States but also countries with more strained relations like China, and even from the Afghan city of

Police rescue love marriage couple

FAISALABAD – Police, on a tip off, raided a house and rescued a couple who had recently got married in a court and was illegally detained by the family of the bride. The rescued man, Omar Hayat, told Razaabad police that he married ‘A’ in a court against the wishes of the bride’s family and when her maternal uncle Zahoor came to know about their secret marriage, he kidnapped them and detained them in a house. He further said the bride’s family had hatched a conspiracy to kill them but

Rescue 1122 saved 948 lives in February

SAHIWAL – Sahiwal Rescue 1122 responded to 827 emergency calls last month and saved 948 precious lives including 335 involved in traffic accidents and 13 in fire accidents.
District Emergency Officer Dr Zafar Shah said that emergency service received 23,149 calls out of which only 827 were related to any emergency. An average rescue time was 6.89 minutes during which 332 people were provided with instant first aid while 616 were shifted to hospitals.

Rescue 1122 performance review

LAHORE – Rescue 1122 Director General Dr Rizwan Naseer carried a performance review on Wednesday to ensure uniform service standard in all districts. Rescue 1122 data revealed that about 27,085 emergency victims have been rescued during 25,921 operations during February in 36 Punjab cities, while maintaining its average response time of seven minutes.
The data shows that collectively the total number of emergencies in February remained 10.5 per cent less than that of in January.

Rescue worker electrocuted

GUJRANWALA – A Rescue worker was electrocuted while providing first aid to accident victims. As per details, a Rescue worker, Muhammad Asif, was busy providing aid to the passengers of a bus which had rammed into an electricity pole near Sadhu when he received an electric shock and died instantly. Muhammad Asif was performing his duty as emergency medical technician. The dead body was handed over to his family.

Foreign rescue teams join search for NZ quake survivors

CHRISTCHURCH – Hundreds of foreign rescuers will join exhausted New Zealand teams on Thursday in an increasingly desperate search of quake-shattered buildings in central Christchurch as time runs out to find survivors buried under rubble.
Officials have abandoned hope of finding anyone alive in the collapsed Canterbury Television (CTV) building in the city centre, including foreign students at a third-floor language school, with a grader moving in to clear debris. Police warned

Chilean miner rescue hits big screen

BERLIN – Emblazoned on the cover of various magazines is a full-page advertisement for ‘Atacama’s 33,’ a retelling of the incredible story of survival in Chile’s northern Atacama desert which ended in such dramatic fashion in October.
Boy, that was quick! It seems like yesterday that the 33 miners, trapped deep underground for two months, were hauled to safety in scenes watched by hundreds of millions of well-wishers around the world. The movie industry has rarely been one to

A rescue failure

LAHORE – The fire that gutted the Shah Alam market on Monday exposed the working capacity, efficiency, abilities and equipments of fire fighting agencies, Pakistan Today observed on Wednesday. It was observed that the fire died on its own rather than the efforts of fire fighters after 36 hours since it erupted inside Baheria Plaza located in Shah Alam Market and damaged at least 13 plazas, three mosques, two houses and valuables worth billions of rupees.
According to reports,

PM directs NDMA to assist Lahore fire rescue operation

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Monday directed the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to immediately provide all necessary equipments and other assistance to extinguish the fire that erupted in a busy market of Lahore.
A fire erupted on early Monday in a busy commercial area of the old part of Lahore city and spread to the adjacent buildings. The rescue operation was hampered because the buildings are located in thickly populated area with narrow

Pennetta downs Stosur to rescue Italy

HOBART – Flavia Pennetta drew double defending champions Italy level in their Fed Cup World Group I tie against Australia with a gutsy victory over the hosts’ leading player Samantha Stosur on Saturday. World No.16 Pennetta maintained her edge over the world number five Stosur, winning 7-6 (7/5), 6-7 (5/7), 6-4 in over three hours to have the teams level at 1-1 after the opening day in Hobart.
Jarmila Groth gave Australia the early advantage with a spirited comeback victory over

Two rescue flights due for Cairo: FO

ISLAMABAD – Foreign Office (FO) spokesman Abdul Basit Thursday said two special flights would be sent to Egypt within 24 hours to evacuate the stranded Pakistani diplomatic staff and other nationals Egypt. The assurance came as the family members of the people trapped in the strife-torn Egypt are worried over the lack of arrangements on the part of government for their evacuation.
A statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the special plane would reach Cairo

Rescue 1122 performance

LAHORE – Punjab Emergency Service Director General Dr Rizwan Naseer on Thursday carried out a performance review of Rescue 1122 in 35 districts of Punjab. The data has revealed that the service rescued over 30,105 victims of emergencies while carrying out 29,048 rescue operations during January, while maintaining its average response time of seven minutes.
These rescue operations include 5,744 rescue operations in Lahore, 2,871 in Faisalabad, 980 in Rawalpindi, 1328 in

Rescue 1122 to ready itself for Firefit Championship

LAHORE – The Rescue 1122 will participate in the International Firefit Championship next year and also send its officers for training at the Strathclyde Fire & Rescue Service, UK, Punjab Emergency Service Rescue 1122 Director General Rizwan Naseer said on Sunday.
He made these remarks after returning from the UK where he not only received three fire appliances as a donation but also discussed matters of mutual interest and cooperation with Strathclyde Fire & Rescue Service Chief