ISLAMABAD: Speakers at a session on Monday called for more emphasis on road and fire safety techniques in the country. They said more people in Pakistan die in road and fire accidents every year than terrorism-related incidents. The awareness-raising session was held at Hamara Ghar Orphanage. Speakers emphasised the need to develop and implement the government’s road safety measures for reducing traffic accidents in the country. “Activities should be undertaken with an aim to reduce the number of accidents and lower the cost to society, both in terms of human suffering and financial cost,” said Muhammad Shahid, a road safety expert. Ali Raza, the head of Pakistan Emergency Response Learning Program, highlighted the different activities with the aim to develop skills in individuals that might help in saving lives in times of distress, including fire-fighting, first-aid, traffic safety and disaster management. A high number of orphan children attended the session.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 16th, 2014.
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