15 May 2017:
Chairman NDMA reviewed preparedness for the upcoming monsoon season at PDMA Punjab.
Chairman National Disaster
Management Authority (NDMA) Lieutenant General Omar Mahmood
Hayat on Monday called for preparing joint comprehensive factual
based plan with collaboration of provincial departments
to meet any disaster in the country.
During his visit to Provincial Disaster Management
Authority Punjab, Lieutenant General Omar Mahmood Hayat had a
meeting with Director General PDMA Punjab Mudasar Waheed Malik
and other officials to review pre-flood arrangements.
NDMA Chairman said there should be a common operating
picture and IT based infrastructure to proceed for any type of
He said that government had facilitated the Met
department and with completion of Cnsus the NDMA would be
able to get actual numbers and areas for streamlining relief process
during any disaster.
He also stressed for full preparedness in a comprehensive
endeavour towards combating natural or man-induced disasters
at the provincial and district level and securing lives and
livelihoods of affected people.
The chairman also directed the PDMA Punjab officials to
create a useful linkage with NDMA for providing better relief
to the people and also offered his full support and
cooperation to PDMA Punjab in case of any emergency.
Earlier,DG PDMA Punjab Mudasar Waheed Malik gave him a
detailed briefing regarding the plan, arrangements and
measures for the upcoming monsoon and any other emergencies at
provincial and district level.
He said that PDMA’s control room worked round the clock
during June 15 to October 15 and any other harsh situation to
get updates,and had close contact with other related
He said that the department was conducting a survey of
dangerous buildings the province and they had a plan to set alarm
based modern technology at Irrigation and Rescue 1122 offices,
besides integrate CCTV cameras for proper monitoring.
Mudasar said that the department had taken many
disaster risk reduction measures including formation of safety
committees at district level and preparing Android
Application for building a complete record.