There has been an increase in the number of road accidents with 43 lives lost in Punjab during Eid holidays.

Dr. Rizwan Naseer, Secretary of the Emergency Services Department in Punjab has thus called upon all stakeholders, including parents, educators, and civil society members, to raise awareness among their loved ones about reducing motorcycle speed and staying in the left-most lane to prevent such accidents and the loss of lives.

He commended the rescuers who worked through their Eid holidays to efficiently provide emergency services to the people of Punjab, noting their exceptional commitment and dedication to duty during the festive period as well as the pivotal role played by these rescuers in saving lives and offering timely assistance to those in need.


During a virtual meeting with all Divisional and District Emergency Officers, Dr. Rizwan stressed the importance of change in behaviour to encourage safety and prevent emergencies. He also emphasised the need for collaboration between public and rescue services to save lives and enhance safety standards.