Urban search and rescue unit to get more staff: Administrator Karachi

Karachi, April 28, 2016 (PPI-OT):The urban search and rescue unit of municipal services department of KMC would be improved on modern lines with increased staff to provide instant help to citizens during any emergency situation. This was stated by KMC Administrator Laeeq Ahmed while listening to the problems of staff working in the urban search and rescue unit of municipal services department during a Khuli Kucherhi held in his office. On this occasion citizens in good numbers as well as employees of KMC met with the Administrator of KMC and informed him about their problems.

Administrator Laeeq Ahmed giving approval of the extension in the contract appointment of the staff of search and rescue center said increase in their salary will also be considered. He said this unit of municipal services perform very important job to save the lives and property of citizens in any calamity or mishap, therefore more staff will be provided to them with upgrade facilities. The search and rescue unit of municipal services department of KMC was established by the NDMA with a vision to provide immediate search and rescue facility to the citizens of Karachi whenever it needed.

The experts from NDMA trained a staff of 50 workers for this unit. Senior Director municipal services Masood Alam, Senior Director HRM Javed Rahim and other officers were also present on this occasion. Earlier people in good number met with the KMC Administrator in connection with their problems regarding condition of roads, street lights, dumping of garbage and waste. Administrator Laeeq Ahmed issued on the spot directives to concerned officers for immediate resolution of these problems.

With regard to awarding contract appointment to children of former KMC employees, promotion matters and payment of pensions he said all efforts will be made to solve every valid problem of employees on preferential basis. He said disbursement of pay and pensions was top priority after which focus on seeking immediate solution of city problems and then implementation on long term uplift works was given preference. Administrator Karachi said we have lineup everything and soon citizens would feel relief with regard to their problems.

For more information, contact:
Administrator Secretariat
Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC)
City District Government Complex, 1st Floor, Civic Centre,
Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi
Tel: +92-21-99232400-01
Fax: +92-21-99232406
Email: administrator@karachicity.gov.pk