LAHORE: The Punjab government has taken an important step to safeguard the lives and properties of the people besides timely curbing terrorist activities by providing new modern Bomb Disposal Response Vehicles equipped with the latest technology to Bomb Disposal Squad.

Chief Minister Usman Buzdar inspected the new bomb disposal vehicles during a ceremony and also saw the modern equipment installed in these vehicles. He handed over the vehicles to the Bomb Disposal commanders of eight districts. These modern vehicles are equipped with bomb disposal suites, mine detector and disruptors.

Mr Buzdar said the vehicles equipped with modern facilities and equipment would further enhance the capabilities of the Bomb Disposal Unit and lives and properties of the citizens could be protected.

The chief minister was informed that the Bomb Disposal Response Vehicles are already available in 12 districts of Punjab and with the availability of vehicles in eight more districts, the scope of Bomb Disposal Unit had been extended to 20 districts.

Published in Dawn, October 18th, 2020