ISLAMABAD: The combined helpline number 911 has become useful and is anticipated to be inaugurated by the head of state this month.
“The caller will just need to dial 911 and also it will be directed to the concerned emergency reaction department,” said Replacement Commissioner (DC) Hamza Shafqaat.
He stated there were a number of emergency situation numbers operating in Islamabad which perplexed individuals, however this number would certainly assist attend to the problem.
Presently, the emergency situation rescue solution is 1122, fire service is 16, authorities helpline is 15 while Covid-19 helpline is 1166. “It is tough for an individual to dial the right number when in emergency,” he included.
The integrated service has actually been developed by the National Telecom Company (NTC) as well as will be functional under the interior ministry. Infotech Minister Syed Aminul Haq told Dawn that the linked and also one home window accessibility to all emergency situation services was a joint venture of his ministry and also the indoor ministry.
“The head of state had provided regulations for such a solution after the Lahore Motorway rape situation; the victim called some helpline numbers but the reaction she got was that the location did not fall in their jurisdiction,” the minister said.
“The principle is very basic– the customer will dial 911 and the staff there will certainly divert the call to the appropriate emergency feedback department,” Mr Haq claimed.