Peshawar. To effectively respond to dangerous situations, journalists from tribal areas were given training on first aid techniques and basic life-saving skills. The three-day training was organised by the Fata chapter of the Pakistan Red Crescent (PRCA). As many as 15 journalists from all tribal agencies took part in the training. The training was aimed at equipping media persons with the skills that can be helpful in responding to any untoward situation. PRC Fata Secretary Saeed Kamal Mehsud said that owing to increasing terror incidents in the region, holding first aid training for journalists was the need of the hour. “After attending the training, they (journalists) will be able to save precious lives by providing relief to the injured right there,” he claimed. He said journalists are mostly the first ones to reach the site, that’s why they can be instrumental in curtailing the damage to human loss during such incidents. The PRC Fata has been training journalists since seven years and more than 100 journalists have so far been trained.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 15th, 2017.