Karachi, August 29, 2017 (PPI-OT):Meeting was held at PDMA Sindh office under the chairmanship of Mir Mumtaz Hussain Jakhrani, Minister for Rehabilitation with respect to the warning issued by Pakistan Meteorological Department regarding the heavy rain falls expected in Sindh province from 29th August, 2017 to 2nd September, 2017.
The chair welcomed the participants and highlighted the importance of the meeting with respect to the warning issued by Pakistan Meteorological Department regarding the heavy rain falls expected in Sindh province. The Director also informed that PDMA had already provided relief equipment to the District Administrations as and when requested and in future PDMA is ready to assist the DDMAs and the line departments.
The Special Secretary Local Government informed that we are well prepared to deal with the rains. All preparations and precautionary measures including necessary machinery like Dewatering Pumps, Generators etc. is being made available at low lying areas. The chocked areas and blocked nallahs have been cleared.
The representatives of DMCs informed that all necessary measures have been taken to cope up any untoward situation. They further requested that they may need additional relief items like Dewatering Pumps etc. The Minister Rehabilitation assured the participants that all necessary equipment will be provided. He directed the Secretary Rehabilitation and DG PDMA to ensure provision of necessary support to line departments and DDMAs/DMCs.
The Director General PDMA further added that the demand for relief equipment should be rationalized. The DG PDMA requested the chair to take up the matter of mass awareness campaign with Information Department so that the general public may be advised to take precautionary measures.
Decisions were taken in the meeting:
The Local Government Department will ensure monitoring of nullahs for smooth flow of rain water.
The DMCs will ensure to take all remedial measures for early drainage of rain water by utilizing all available machineries and resources.
The DMCs will forward their rationalized demands for relief items through Local Government Department.
The PDMA Sindh shall ensure provision of necessary support to line departments and DDMAs/DMCs.
The meeting ended with thanks to and from the chair.
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