Hajj-2016: Ministry to constitute EMS for handling emergency
ISLAMABAD—The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Inter faith Harmony has finalised a plan to establish an Emergency Management System (EMS) to handle emergency situations during Hajj-2016.
According to Hajj Policy 2106,the EMS would help in tackling Mina stampede like situation. The detailed standard operating procedures (SOPs)/ guidelines of EMS are being prepared right now. The guidelines for EMS would be issued soon in consultation with the Saudi authorities.
The ministry would constitute Emergency Response Team (ERT) to cope with emergency. Director General (Hajj) office of Pilgrims Affairs will head the ERT.
The members included Joint Secretary (Hajj) Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony, Director Welfare Staff Moavineen or his second in command, Director Welfare (Medical) or his second in command, Director Facilitation and Coordination or his vice, Representative of Ambassador of Pakistan in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Representative of Hajj Group Organizers Association of Pakistan would be its members.