Lahore: A survey conducted on the instructions of the Metropolitan Corporation of Lahore (MCL) has revealed that 460 private high-rise buildings in the city lack proper firefighting equipment, according to a news report.
To address this situation, MCL Administrator Dr Mujtaba Paracha has decided to launch a crackdown against the owners of these buildings.
The survey conducted did not entail an assessment of the firefighting equipment installed in government buildings. Some of these public establishments housed records of properties worth billions of rupees.
In the absence of water hydrants, these buildings are prone to losing valuable data in case of a fire breakout. As per reports, the departments concerned have yet to take a decision with regard to the provision of safety and emergency supplies in these buildings.
For those buildings developed and managed by private real estate builders and owners, Dr Paracha has said that the staff concerned will ensure that these high-rises meet safety standards. In case of negligence, the MCL will take a disciplinary action against its building officers.