ISLAMABAD ( BMZ REPORT )
Pakistan Electric and Telecommunication Safety Code (PETSAC) to ensure protection of workforce and general public was launched at a ceremony on Monday. Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanveer Hussain said that the code would help implement internationally recognised safety practices in power and telecommunication sectors in the country. The minister said that this achievement would certainly pave the way to open international job markets for Pakistani engineers. He urged all the relevant regulators to devise effective mechanism within their domains to ensure the implementation of the code in letter and spirit. Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) Chairman Javed Saleem Qureshi said that the code provides rules for safe practices during the installation, operation and maintenance of electrical supply and communication lines and equipment. The code developed by PEC provides a unified system of safety standards to reduce fatal and non-fatal accidents between workforce and general public. It will also contribute to the safety of valuable assets of the concerned departments.USAID Mission Director in Pakistan John Groarke said that USAID is cooperating with Pakistan in energy, science and technology and other fields. He said USAID would continue collaborating with Pakistan in meeting its energy requirements.