Daily Situation Report


(PERIOD COVERED: October 2019)

Situation Report Guide

Following is the situation report guide

NDMA situation reports are uploaded on daily basis on the website. On left bar the Situation Report of the current month and the previous month are listed. By clicking on the respective week, the dropped down menu will appear. Situation report of any day of that week will open in new tab. Situation report details an incident or situation related to Disasters. Its purpose is to keep all relevant departments updated with the information. .
Situation report is formulated by taking the inputs/sitreps from all the relevant authorities and presented in terms of facts, figures and tabulated information.

Mandate of NDMA
  1. Act as the implementing, coordinating and monitoring body for disaster management.
  2. Prepare the National Plan to be approved by the National Commission.
  3. Implement, co-ordinate and monitor the implementation of the national policy.
  4. Lay down guidelines for preparing disaster management plans by different Ministries or Departments and the Provincial Authorities.
  5. Provide necessary technical assistance to the Provincial Governments and the Provincial Authorities for preparing their disaster management plans in accordance with the guidelines laid down by the National Commission.
  6. Co-ordinate response in the event of any threatening disaster situation or disaster.
  7. Lay down guidelines for or give directions to the concerned Ministries or Provincial Government and the Provincial Authorities regarding measures to be taken by them in response to any threatening disaster situation or disaster.
  8. For any specific purpose or for general assistance requisition the services of any person and such person shall be a co-opted member and exercise such power as conferred upon him by the Authority in writing.
  9. Promote general education and awareness in relation to disaster management.
  10. Perform such other functions as the NDMC may require it to perform.

Functions of Various Wings
In order to carry out the assigned tasks / functions, NDMA’s organizational structure is divided into three wings namely Administration & Finance Wing, Disaster Risk Reduction and Operations with functions described below :-
Administration & Finance (A&F) Wing
  • Manage all Administrative and Financial matters of NDMA.
  • Provide complete Administrative Support to NDMA Operations Wing.
  • Order, Procure, Transport and keep record of relief goods.
  • Management of Human Resource and related matters.
  • Management / Maintenance of NDMA transport vehicles.
  • Management all Administrative, Finance and Audit matters.
Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Wing
  • Handling all matters related to Disaster Risk Reduction Policies, Risk Insurance, Flood related issues, Disaster Awareness and National Disaster Management Committee (NDMC).
  • Implement, Execute Projects and Evaluate all matters related to National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP).
  • Monitor and Evaluate Plans, Strategies at National, Provincial, District level as well as civil sector.
  • Mainstream Disaster Risk Reduction into Development sector.
  • Manage International Cooperation, Global Frameworks and Regional organizations.
  • Coordinate with United Nations Agencies, Bilateral / Multilateral Organisations and International Non-Government Organisations (INGOs) / Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs).
Operations (OPS) Wing
  • Manage National Emergency Operations Center (NEOC).
  • Supervise and Coordinate Relief and Rescue Operations (Inland and Foreign).
  • Prepare Situation Updates / Briefs.
  • Make Contingency Plans for the country.
  • Supervise all matters related to Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Teams.
  • Make Briefs / Presentations for Prime Minister, President, Members of Senate & National Assembly and other Dignitaries.
  • Coordinate relief efforts with Federal / Provincial Authorities, Armed Forces and Organisations.
  • Contingency Plans for full spectrum of Disasters faced by Pakistan.
NDMF
  1. The Federal Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, constitute a fund to be called the National Disaster Management Fund for meeting any threatening disaster situation or disaster.
  2. The National Disaster Management Fund shall be financed from the following sources, namely:-
    1. Grants made by the federal government
    2. Loans, aid and donations from the national or international agencies, and
    3. Donations received from any other source.
  3. On commencement of this Act, the following funds shall become part of the National Disaster Management Fund, namely:-
    1. Prime Minister’s Disaster Relief Fund, and
    2. Any other fund relatable to natural calamities established at Federal level as the Federal Government may determine.
  4. The National Disaster Management Fund shall be kept in one or more accounts maintained by the National Authority, in local or foreign currency, in any scheduled bank in Pakistan and shall be operated in accordance with the directions of the National Authority.
  5. The National Disaster Management Fund shall be administered by the National Authority towards meeting the expenses for emergency preparedness, response, mitigation, relief and reconstruction.
Composition PDMC
  1. Each Provincial Government shall, as soon as may be after the issue of the notification under sub-section (1) of section 3 of NDMA Act 2010, by notification in the Official Gazette, establish a Provincial Disaster Management Commission for the Province.
  2. The Provincial Commission shall consists of :–
    1. The Chief Minister of the Province who shall be Chairperson, ex officio.
    2. Leader of the opposition and one member nominated by him to be member of the provincial Disaster Commission.
    3. Other members to be nominated by Chief Minister.
    4. The Chairperson of the Provincial Commission may designate one of the members nominated under clause (c) to be the Vice-Chairperson.
Mandate of PDMC
  1. Subject to the provisions of NDMA Act 2010, a Provincial Commission shall have the responsibility of laying down policies and plans for disaster management in the province.
  2. Without prejudice to the generality of provisions specified in sub-section (1),the Provincial Commission may :-
    1. Lay down the Provincial disaster management policy.
    2. Lay down the Provincial Plan in accordance with the guidelines laid down by the National Commission.
    3. Approve the disaster management plans prepared by the departments of the Provincial Governments.
    4. Review the implementation of the plan.
    5. Oversee the provision of funds for mitigation and preparedness measures.
    6. Review the development plans of the different departments of the Province and ensure that prevention and mitigation measures are integrated therein.
    7. Review the measures being taken for mitigation, capacity building and preparedness by the departments of the Provincial Government and issue such guidelines or directions as may be necessary.
  3. The Chairperson of the Provincial Commission shall,in the case of emergency, have power to exercise all or any of the powers of the Provincial Commission but the exercise of such powers shall be subject to ex-post facto approval of the Provincial Commission.
Composition of PDMA
  1. Each Provincial Government shall, as soon as may be after issue of the notification under. Sub-section (1) of section 3 of NDMA Act 2010, by notification in the official Gazette, establish a Provincial Disaster Management Authority for the Province.
  2. The Provincial Authority shall consist of such number of members as may be prescribed and shall include as its Chairperson the Provincial Director General or Provincial Relief Commissioner.
  3. There shall be a Director General of the Provincial Authority, to be appointed by the Provincial Government, with the status and powers on such terms and conditions, as may be prescribed by the Provincial Government.
Mandate of PDMA
  1. Provincial Authority shall be responsible for implementing policies and plans for Disaster Management in the Province.
  2. Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing provisions, the Provincial Authority may:-
    1. Formulate the provincial disaster management policy obtaining the approval of the Provincial Commission.
    2. Coordinate and monitor the implementation of the National Policy, National Plan and Provincial Plan.
    3. Examine the vulnerability of different parts of the Province to different disasters and specify prevention or mitigation measures.
    4. Lay down guidelines to be followed for preparation of disaster management plans by the Provincial Departments and District Authorities.
    5. Evaluate preparedness at all governmental or non-governmental levels to respond to disaster and to enhance preparedness.
    6. Coordinate response in the event of disaster.
    7. Give directions to any Provincial department or authority regarding actions to be taken in response to Disaster.
    8. Promote general education, awareness and community training in this regard.
    9. Provide necessary technical assistance or give advice to district authorities and local authorities for carrying out their functions effectively.
    10. Advise the Provincial Government regarding all financial matters in relation to disaster management.
    11. examine the construction in the area and if it is of the opinion that the standards laid down have not been followed and it may direct the following same to secure compliance of such standards.
    12. Ensure that communication systems are in order and disaster management drills are being carried out regularly.
    13. Perform such other functions as may be assigned to it by the National or Provincial Authority.
Composition of DDMA
  1. Each Provincial Government shall, as soon as may be after issue of notification under sub-section (1) of section 13, by notification in the official Gazette, establish a District Disaster Management authority for every District.
  2. The District Authority shall consist of such number of members, as may be prescribed by the Provincial Government and unless the rules otherwise provide, it shall consist of the following members, namely :-
    1. Head of the local council at the district level (by whatever name called ) who shall be Chairperson, ex-officio.
    2. The District Co-ordination Officer.
    3. The District Police Officer ex-officio.
    4. The Executive District Officer, Health.
    5. Such other district level officers, to be appointed by the District Government.
Mandate of DDMA
  1. Subject to the provisions of NDMA Act 2010, the District Authority shall be as the district planning, coordinating and implementing body for disaster management and take all measures for the purposes of disaster management in the districts in accordance with the guidelines laid down by the National Authority and the Provincial Authority.
  2. Without prejudice to the generality of foregoing provisions, the District Authority may :-
    1. Prepare a disaster management plan including district response plan for the province.
    2. Co-ordinate and monitor the implementation of the National Policy, Provincial Policy, National Plan, Provincial Plan and District Plan.
    3. Ensure that areas in the district vulnerable to disasters are identified and measures for the prevention of disasters and mitigation of its effects are undertaken by the departments of the Government at the district level as well as by the Local Authorities.
    4. Ensure that the guidelines for prevention, mitigation, preparedness and response measures as laid down by the National Authority and Provincial Authority are followed by all departments of the government at the district level and local authorities in the District.
    5. Give directions to different authorities at the district level and local authorities to take such other measures for the prevention and mitigation of disasters as may be necessary.
    6. Lay down guidelines for preparation of disaster management plans by the departments of the Government at the districts level and local authorities in the district.
    7. Monitor the implementation of disaster management plans prepared by the departments of the Government at the district level.
    8. Lay down guidelines to be followed by the departments of the Government at the district level.
    9. Organize and coordinate specialized training programmers for different levels of officers, employees and voluntary rescue workers in the district.
    10. Facilitate community training and awareness programmers for the prevention of disasters or mitigation with the support of local authorities, governmental and non-governmental organizations.
    11. Set up, maintain, review and upgrade the mechanism for early warnings and dissemination of proper information to public.
    12. Prepare, review and update district level response plans and guidelines.
    13. Co-ordinate with, and give guidelines to local authorities in the district to ensure that pre-disaster and post-disaster management activities in the district are carried out promptly and effectively.
    14. Review development plans prepared by the departments of the Government at the district level, statutory, authorities or local authorities with a view to make necessary provisions therein for prevention of disaster or mitigation.
    15. Identify places and buildings which could in the event of a disaster situation, be used as relief centres or camps and make arrangements for water supply and sanitations in such buildings or places.
    16. Establish stockpiles of rescue and relief materials or ensure preparedness to make such materials available at a short notice.
    17. Provide information to the Provincial Authority relating to different aspects of disaster management.
    18. Encourage the involvement of non-governmental organizations and voluntary social-welfare institutions working at the grassroot level in the district for disaster management.
    19. Ensure communication systems are in order and disaster management drills are carried out periodically.
    20. Perform such other functions as the Provincial Government or Provincial Authority may assign to it or as it deems necessary for disaster management in the district.