Electric, Telecom Safety Code launched

STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Electric and Telecommunication Safety Code (PETSAC) has been launched in order to ensure protection of workforce and general-public.

“The code will help implement internationally recognized safety practices in power and telecommunication sectors in the country.” said Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanveer Hussain while addressing at the code launching ceremony in Islamabad.

He said this achievement will certainly pave the way to open international job markets for Pakistani engineers.

Tanveer urged all the relevant regulators to devise an effective mechanism within their domains to ensure the implementation of the Code.

In his remarks, Chairman Pakistan Engineering Council Javed Saleem Qureshi said the Code provides rules for safe practices during the installation, operation, or maintenance of electrical supply and communication lines and equipment. He said the Code developed by Pakistan Engineering Council provides a unified system of safety standards to reduce fatal and non-fatal accidents among workforce and general public. It will also contribute to the safety of valuable assets of the concerned departments.

Mission Director USAID in Pakistan John Groarke said USAID is cooperating with Pakistan in energy, science and technology, and other fields. He said USAID will continue collaboration with Pakistan in meeting its energy requirements.

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