“Never thought diplomacy could be so sweet,” commented a US lawmaker as he received a box of Pakistani mangoes.
It is said to be a tentative deadline to inaugurate the multi-billion scheme named Pakistan Emergency Help Line (PEHL), merging all the emergency service numbers into one. The Prime Minister Secretariat derived this concept from USA’s helpline 911 to give the proposed scheme ‘PEHL’ the national identity. The national helpline number has been established under the Ministry of Interior with its head office in the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) in Islamabad. The helpline will be run by many operators who will work from the Central Control Room at the NCOC office. The provinces have been directed to establish control rooms in their respective jurisdictions by making appointment of ‘huge brigade’ of trained and qualified operators and other staff.
The system was end-to-end data-driven, fully automated, rule-based, transparent, and politically neutral. Payments were biometrically verified.
"If you're interested in gas pipelines, corridors, defence or any other cooperation, Russia stands ready for it," Pakistani official quoted FM Lavrov
We did not achieve this overnight, it came at a cost, a cost that we paid with the blood of our brothers. Today foreign paid touts can chant slogans against the State, but our resolve will remain undeterred