PM Imran Khan to launch country’s first national emergency helpline 911

PM Imran Khan will likely launch the first national emergency helpline 911 on July 25. The government has set a tentative deadline for the launch of Pakistan Emergency Helpline (PEHL). In addition, the new number, 911, will bring together all the emergency services in Pakistan. Moreover, taking its cue from the USA’s emergency number 911, the Prime Minister secretariat adapted this concept to give the scheme its national character.

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The concept, emergency helpline 911, came about after the Lahore-Sialkot Motorway rape case. A “jurisdiction dispute” made it impossible for her to call any helpline or seek help from government departments. As a result of the incident, Prime Minister Imran Khan launched Pakistan’s first toll-free number to provide people access to help in the event of future incidents.

Source: Global Space Village