Islamabad 7th March, 2016:
NDMA holds Meeting on Strengthening Weather Early Warning System
NDMA coordinated a meeting among relevant stakeholders for achieving synergy and timely provisioning of weather Early Warning for all users. The Meeting was chaired by Chairman NDMA Major General Asghar Nawaz and participated by representatives from Pakistan Metrological Department (PMD), Civil Aviation Authority, Naval and Air Headquarters and senior Officers of NDMA.
The Meeting discussed challenges faced, areas of deficiency and limitations with respect to metrological aspects, means to ensure a robust early warning system across the Country, and enhance coordinations.
All participating organizations presented their respective capabilities and future development plans.
The Meeting stressed the need to augment Pakistan Metrological Department’s capability of weather forecasting Sops, for data sharing and professional trainings
Chairman NDMA stated that NDMA has emphasized the need to develop an integrated, effective & efficient early warning system at National, Provincial & Local Levels in the view of emerging challenges of climate changes. “This will not only ensure economy of effort but set a direction for development strategy for future plans and build resilience at all levels ensuring safety of lives and property”, said Chairman NDMA.