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Only reform can rescue Yemen: govt official

Only reform can rescue Yemen: govt official

BEIRUT – Only bold reforms can calm Yemen’s perfect storm of economic and political woes, the deputy finance minister said in Sanaa, where angry street protests have erupted against President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
“People do have fair grievances everywhere in Yemen, but unfortunately they are being used by politicians from both sides,” Jalal Yaqoub told Reuters in a telephone interview on Thursday. “The government should listen to the people and enact substantial reforms that give

Rescue 1122 adamant against increasing accidents

LAHORE – Punjab Emergency Service Rescue 1122 Director General Dr Rizwan Naseer on Wednesday as said that the service was working to maintain internationally acknowledged standard of Rescue1122 in collaboration with the Strathclyde Fire and Rescue Service of United Kingdom, which was the second largest rescue service of Europe.
Naseer said both services were working closely for the development of Community Safety Law in the pursuit of building safer communities in Pakistan

A BUILDING BLOCK – Bhatta Junior to the rescue

LAHORE – The floods which exposed one fifth of the Pakistan’s population to the elements, also motivated the youth to not to rely on the government and to put their heads together and resettle the unsettled. Building houses for the flood-hit-down-and-out humans remains always a challenge.
Countering this challenge, the first prototype of the mud brick compacting machine, ‘Bhatta Junior’, designed and developed in Pakistan, by a Pakistani and for the Pakistanis, has made its way

US must rescue Pakistan from economic crunch: Zardari

ISLAMABAD – The US must fulfil its pledges made to Pakistan as the country is passing through a difficult phase and needs to be pulled out of its economic crunch, President Asif Ali Zardari said on Friday. The president met US Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter,
who called on him at the Presidency and discussed bilateral relations and issues related to strategic dialogue besides the war on terror and Zardari’s visit to the US. According to sources, the president apprised

RESCUING ANIMALS FROM ANIMALS – Rescue 1122 extends service for animal shelter

LAHORE – Rescue 1122 released the statistics of their Animal Shelter Services, which took place in Lahore for 2010. The emergency services also operate in the rest of Punjab’s 36 districts for rescuing animals, found stuck or wounded in dangerous situations, and humans, threatened by dangerous animals such as snakes.
In fact the number of emergencies related to snakes has been the highest in number with about 46 snakes being removed from places which may harm either the snakes

Kallis braves injury to rescue South Africa

CAPE TOWN – Jacques Kallis defied medical advice to score a magnificent century which put South Africa in position to win the deciding third test against India on Wednesday.
India dominated the morning session and were on course for their first series victory in South Africa when the hosts stumbled to 121 for five at lunch.
But Kallis, suffering from a side strain caused by a ball from Shanthakumaran Sreesanth during his first-innings century, dug in and supported by Mark

‘Rescue 1122 to make 2011 safe’

LAHORE – The year 2011 will be made safe by preventing untoward accidents, Punjab Emergency Service Rescue 1122 Director General Dr Rizwan Naseer said while talking to reporters on Monday.
The community safety initiative, a programme to prevent accidents by creating awareness, shall be implemented through district emergency boards in collaboration with Chamber of Commerce and Industries, District Governments and community emergency response teams, he said.
Even though an

Rescue 1122 to mark 2011 as – YEAR OF SAFETY

LAHORE – The Punjab Emergency Service Rescue 1122 will mark 2011 as a year of safety by preventing the maximum number of emergencies, Rescue 1122 Director General Dr Rizwan Naseer said on Monday. He was speaking at a press conference at the Emergency Services Academy.
Naseer said that community safety initiatives would be implemented through district emergency boards in collaboration with chambers of commerce & industry, district governments and community emergency response

Rescue 1122 rescued 0.8m people in 2010

LAHORE – The Rescue 1122 on Sunday claimed to have rescued around 0.8 million emergency victims in 0.7 million rescue operations during 2010 while maintaining its average response time of less than seven minutes and quality standards in all districts, Punjab Emergency Service Rescue 1122 Director General Dr Rizwan Naseer said on Sunday while presenting the organisation’s annual report.
According to details, rescue officials rescued 0.3 million emergency victims during 2010, as

‘Q’ comes to PPP’s rescue

ISLAMABAD – With a tacit message of cooperation to the Pakistan People’s Party in case the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) also quitted the government, the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) on Tuesday extended full support to Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, pledging that it would not let “a unanimous leader of the House down”.
Speaking on a point of order in the National Assembly, PML-Q’s Riaz Hussain Pirzada took exception to what he called the prime minister’s character

Rescue services to conduct exams for fresh appointments

LAHORE: A large number of candidates submitted their applications at the Emergency Services Academy Lahore and the divisional headquarters for various vacant posts in Punjab. Initial medical screening of the candidates for Hepatitis B, C, HIV and physical screening has been conducted. A written test will be held at 10 a.m. at the Emergency Services Academy Shama Chowk (former LOS) Ferozepur Road Lahore.
The written test from BS-12 to BS-18 will be conducted on December 28, BS-11

Rescue 1122 on high alert during Ashura

LAHORE: Arrangements for providing immediate first-aid facilities for the mourning possessions of Muharram were reviewed by Director General Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) Rizwan Naseer. Rescue 1122 workers are expected to remain on high alert. Twenty four fully equipped ambulances, 16 fire vehicles, 2 rescue vehicles, 46 mobile posts, doctors and medical officers to accompany the possessions all over the city. Rescue posts will be established at Imam Bargah Bhakewal More,

Israel, Palestinians turn to US to rescue peace talks

JERUSALEM: Israel and the Palestinians are sending top officials to Washington for talks, the two sides announced on Wednesday, to try to rescue a Middle East peace process in crisis.
The peace process appeared to be in tatters after Washington on Tuesday admitted defeat in its efforts to secure an Israeli freeze on settlement building, the Palestinians’ condition for resuming direct peace talks.
Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat is to meet US Secretary of State

Rescue 1122 clarifies, trainer affirms failure, ‘unprofessional attitude’

LAHORE: “We try our best to pass each candidate participating in different courses of basic medical aid,” says Chief Instructor Disaster Relief for Irish and Pakistani People (DRIP) Dr Nauman talking to Pakistan Today on Monday.
The DRIP Chief Instructor Dr. Nauman told Pakistan Today that 43 Rescue 1122 officials (trainers) and 5 Edhi Ambulane Service staff attended a basic medical aid course, Emergency First Responder (EFR).
Dr Nauman said DRIP started the program to

Rescue 1122 trainers fail first aid course, Edhi officials pass

LAHORE: More than 30 officials/trainers of Rescue 1122 failed to pass Emergency First Responder (EFR), basic first aid course, Pakistan Today learnt on Sunday. On other hand all staffers of Edhi Ambulance Service, who are considered as less trained and less educated, scored good marks and passed the course.
Rescue 1122 sources told Pakistan Today that about 50 rescue officers/trainers and four staffers of Edhi Ambulance Service took the course.
Sources said the course was

Hopes wane at NZ mine; gas prevents rescue of 29

GREYMOUTH: Hopes waned Monday for the survival of 29 New Zealand coal miners who have been trapped for three days underground, where the presence of explosive gases has prevented a rescue.
Family members expressed frustration with the pace of the response as officials acknowledged for the first time it may be too late to save the miners, who have not been heard from since a massive explosion ripped through the Pike River Mine on the country’s South Island on Friday.

Rescue 1122 to provide round-the-clock services during Eid

LAHORE: Punjab Emergency Service Rescue 1122 Director General Dr Rizwan Naseer held an emergency preparedness meeting on Monday to review the arrangements made on the occasion of Eidul Azha in all cities of Punjab including Lahore, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, Multan, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Bahawalpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Sahiwal, Sialkot, Rahim Yar Khan, Jhang, Toba Tek Singh, Muzzaffargarh, Rajanpur, Mianwali, Pakpattan, Kasur, Gujrat, Bahawalnagar, Jehlum, Attock, Khanewal, Vehari, Chakwal,