Mayor Karachi chairs meeting on fire brigade

KARACHI: Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar presided over a meeting to review the performance and working of the fire brigade department of KMC in his office on Tuesday.
The meeting was attended by the deputy mayor Dr ARshad Vohra, municipal commissioner  Naseem Nawaz, chairman finance committee, chairman land committee, F.A Asghar Abbas, Senior Director Municipal Services, Director Technical, Director Budget, Payroll and Chief Fire Officer Tehsin Siddiqui along with all Station Fire Officers of the city.
Mayor Karachi said fire brigade is an important department of KMC and it performs very important duty of putting of fire in the city and save the citizen's life and property by taking prompt action.
He said we want to make this department an example for other departments all fire officers should join hands with us to improve its performance up to greater level. He warned that absence from duty and inability to perform duty will not be tolerated because we want to correct the mistakes of past.
He said all dues of the staff of fire brigade were paid on priority basis however the staff must perform better and observe punctuality in duty timings.
He said a high level committee will be formed to take action against such station officers who would not apprise us about actual facts or did not cooperate with us in making the system correct.
He gave three-day deadline for providing with the correct number of absent staff in a fire station and said action will be taken against the fire officer if incorrect details were submitted. - NNI