Fire brigade gets fire risk allowance

KARACHI: The staffers of fire brigade will be paid one month fire risk allowance on the directives of Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar.

This was decided in a meeting held on Monday chaired by Mayor Karachi in which problems and performance of fire brigade department of KMC were discussed in detail, said a statement.

The meeting was attended by chairman fire brigade committee Aman Khan Afridi, chairman land Arshad Hussain, chairman finance committee Nadeem Hidayat Hashmi, adviser to Mayor Farhat Khan, Municipal Commissioner Asghar Abbas, director fire brigade Syed Tasneem Ahmed, chief fire officer Tehsin Siddiqui, director municipal services Nauman Arshad and other officers.

The Mayor Karachi said it was our priority to solve the problems of fire brigade therefore it has been decided to pay to them one month fire risk allowance along with their monthly salary.

He said the committee formed in this connection would visit all fire stations for payment of fire risk allowance from May to October.

He said efforts underway to make KMC financially viable and ensure provision of civic facilities to citizens of Karachi.

He said this committee would pay surprise visit to the fire stations and check the attendance of the staff. He said we expect fire fighters perform their duties in an excellent way.