COAS visits Nishtar Hospital, enquires after injured of oil tanker fire tragedy
RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has appreciated the role and efforts of first responders including civil administration, motorway and Punjab police and locals to the tragic incident near Ahmadpur Shaqia.
In a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations, the COAS visited the Nishtar Hospital Multan today and enquired after injured under treatment the incident.
Vice Chancellor of the Medical University and Incharge Burn Centre Nishtar hospital briefed the Army Chief about their treatment.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that crises management is a joint national responsibility and Army performs its duty in aid of civil administration.
He assured civil administration of Army’s continued full support in taking best care of the victims.
He said that learning from such avoidable incidents, there is a requirement to have national public awareness campaign to safeguard against recurrence.
Later Chief of Army Staff met families of Army Shuhadas at Multan Garrison. And lauded their great sacrifices and said that nation is proud of them. He said that nothing is more sacred than laying one’s life for the country. Commander Multan Corps Lieutenant General Sarfraz Sattar accompanied with him.