Making a prank call to Rescue 1122 will now land you in prison for 3 years!
During 2019, 30 million calls were made to Rescue 1122. Among them, only 1 million were legitimate,
Despite knowing that making fake calls to emergency rescue services like Police 15 and Rescue 1122 is three years in prison, people continue to play with the life of the innocent. The people of Gilgit Baltistan (GB) took this to another level, as in 2019, 98% of the calls made to Rescue 1122 service were fake calls.
According to Rescue 1122 press release, its office in Gilgit-Baltistan received 352,789 fake calls, total calls made in 2019 were 360,165.
DG Rescue 1122 Rizwan Naseer is now determined to take action against those who make prank calls. He said that even though there is a punishment for it, they let go of people in the past. But now every call will be screened and the culprits will be penalized.
Naseer added that the number of prank calls to the rescue service means they were busy 0.35 million times with nothing. Since the Pakistani government has limited resources, one can only imagine how many lives were lost due to the unavailability of ambulances.
Services like these, which are there for the sole purpose of helping humanity, should be helped in every possible way. Yet, some non-serious elements of the society tease it through fake calls, affecting its efficiency.
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