Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated Helpline 911 on Thursday to give all emergency rescue services thru a single platform, which he saw as a big step toward creating Pakistan along with the patterns of the Madina welfare state.
“Now, every citizen in every region of the country will receive a response from the state” (in case of any emergency). “This is a significant step forward toward our mission statement of turning Pakistan into an Islamic welfare state,” Prime Minister Imran Khan addressed at the helpline’s inaugural ceremony. The integrated Pakistan Emergency Helpline (PEHEL) – 911 would provide emergency services like fire brigade, medical support, police, highway police, disaster recovery, and many others.
A person in need will only need to contact 911, and the call will be routed to the relevant government department via the call center. The PM says that the government was working to make people’s lives easier since, in any welfare state, individuals should have confidence in the state’s response to the situation of a threat to life or property.
He stated that, in addition to being a big facility, the PEHEL helpline would give people the impression that Pakistan was for everyone, when previously, there have been two parallel discriminating systems that supported the affluent and the poor, respectively.
PM Imran Khan, firstly inaugurated the helpline by pressing the button, also praised the Interior Ministry and other cooperating ministries for establishing the helpline, stating that it would also necessitate continual cooperation across all provinces. “This initiative should have all provinces on the same page since it is for everyone’s benefit,” he said.
The Premier stated that the PEHEL helpline will allow the government to retain crime statistics as well as analyze the need for resources in various areas. Reiterating his ambition of transforming Pakistan into a welfare state, he introduced the Sehat Insaf Card, which would provide Rs 1 million in health insurance to every household in the nation save the opposition-led Sindh province.
The Premier stated that the PEHEL helpline will allow the government to retain crime statistics as well as assess the need for resources in various sectors. Reiterating his ambition of transforming Pakistan into a welfare state, he introduced the Sehat Insaf Card, which would provide Rs 1 million in health insurance to every household in the nation save the opposition-led Sindh province.
He said that because Sindh is a provincial subject, the residents of Sindh do not have access to health insurance. He stated that the government implemented a core national single curriculum to eliminate the discriminatory education system, as well as a slew of welfare projects under the Ehsaas and Kamyab Jawan Programme, such as skill training, interest-free loans, housing loans, and farmer loans.
Furthermore, the establishment of a legal aid system to give free legal assistance to the needy was on his government’s agenda, he said. Imran Khan stated that the Madina welfare state assumed responsibility for all of its residents despite a lack of resources. China, using the same technique, lifted 700 million people out of poverty in 35 years, he added. He said that the nation could not advance without equality and the dismantling of the elite system.