Islamabad: Following the directive of Cabinet Division, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) carried out a successful and well coordinated exit drill of its employees today at PTA, Headquarters. It was done in coordination/consultation with District Administration and other related departments.
Instructions regarding safe escape routes and other measures to be taken at the time of drill were already communicated to the occupants of the building i.e. PTA employees. Alarms were fixed at all the floors and were made functional to carry out the drill. All the staff/officers present in the building were evacuated safely and fire fighting exercise was carried out after the complete evacuation of the premises.
Chairman PTA, Dr. Mohammed Yaseen supervised the whole practice and showed his satisfaction on the arrangements made by the concerned officials.
It maybe noted that in view of prevailing law and order situation of the country, the Cabinet Division had issued a notification to all Regulatory Authorities, including PTA, to carryout such rehearsals so that in case of any emergency safe evacuation of employees may be ensured by following foolproof strategy.
Khurram A. Mehran