KARACHI: Administrator Karachi Saqib Soomro has declared a state of emergency in the Fire Brigade and cancelled leave of all the officers and other staff and ordered them to resume their duties immediately.
This he stated while presiding over a meeting convened to review the Fire Brigade’s performance, said a statement issued here on Sunday.
He directed all the staff of fire stations to remain alert and asked the chief fire officer and other relevant fire officers to personally monitor and supervise fire extinguishing operations.
The administrator said the response time after receiving information of any fire accident should also be checked. He warned of strict action against relevant officer over the absence of staff at any fire station.
He said the problems faced by Fire Brigade will be resolved to further improve its performance. Senior Director Municipal Services Masood Alam and relevant officers
were also present.