The Punjab government on Monday made the installation of fire hydrants mandatory for high rise commercial buildings across the province including Lahore after the Hafeez Centre tragedy that caused millions of rupees losses to traders . The Punjab Emergency Council (PEC) approved it in its 6th meeting and stated that from now onwards installation of fire hydrants is must for commercial buildings. “Fire hydrants will have to be installed inside and outside new commercial buildings across Punjab, including Lahore and without fire hydrants, building plans will not be approved,” sources said. Fire hydrants will help rescue teams to timely extinguish fire incidents. The TV channel reported even before this order, installation of fire hydrants was conditional to construct high-rise commercial buildings but the order has not been implemented.