Meet, Shazia Parveen, from Vehari, Pakistan’s first female firefighter. Shazia joined the Rescue 1122 emergency service (Fire Wing) in 2010 and in 2016 was promoted to Lead Fire Instructor and transferred to Lahore’s Rescue department at Thokar Niaz Baig. In Lahore, she is now training the new team members on the standard operating procedures for firefighting.
The online ride-hailing company, Careem is offering the service of Rescue 1122 frire brigade and ambulance on a trail basis in Peshawar. These services can be availed from Careem application by only 50,000 people in selected areas in the city for now but will later be extended to other regions. This facility can be used for handling different emergencies such as road accidents, medical emergency, fire, natural calamities etc