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13 highrises lack fire safety measures

As many as 13 high-rise buildings, with height of 15 meters and above, don’t properly follow Islamabad fire prevention and life safety regulations.

This was stated by the director Emergency and Disaster Management retired Capt Shahbaz Tahir during a meeting, which was chaired by Mayor Sheikh Anser Aziz.

The mayor directed the directorate to ensure implementation of relevant rules and regulations. During the meeting, the director briefed the mayor that in April his directorate inspected 79 buildings and found majority of them deficient in fire safety equipments.

“We have issued notices to the buildings which are not taking steps to ensure complete implementation of fire and safety regulations,” Mr Shahbaz Tahir told Dawn.

He said the 13 high-rise building had some deficiencies. “It does not mean that all the high-rise including Centaturus, Safa Gold, and others, don’t have fire and safety equipments. We have directed them to improve their system,” he said.

During the meeting, mayor directed the directorate to take necessary steps for creating awareness among the general public about the precautionary and safety measures against fire.

Reporter. 13 highrises lack fire safety measures. Dawn, June 8, 2017.

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