Speaking on the occasion, the Director General PDMA
Motasim Billah said that committed efforts were required for arrangements regarding disaster risk reduction.
According to a statement issued here, PDMA
is providing every possible
"The very nature of the PDMA
Alliance is to be an organization 'by the industry for the industry,' and through the Alliance, I've been a resource to the industry members for several years," said Ms.
According to PDMA
, 30 people have sustained severe injuries in different rain-related mishaps so far while 12 houses have also been completely demolished.
He commended DG PDMA
for his leadership and his efforts for women and children in Balochistan,PDMA Balochistan has also notified a Gender and Child Working Group for drought response which is led by PDMA
Balochistan and co chaired by UNFPA and UNICEF, the main objective of this working group is to have all stakeholders on board with the provincial progress and ensure support for effective and timely multi-sectoral prevention, mitigation and response protection services to women and children in drought affected areas in Balochistan.
The CM said that the scope of the PDMA
would be extended to districts in phases and assured that required resources would be provided.
Issuing a flood warning, PDMA
added, "Under the influence of the aforementioned meteorological conditions, widespread thunderstorm/ rain with scattered heavy falls, isolated very heavy falls and one or two extremely heavy falls are expected over the upper catchments of rivers Sutlej, Ravi and Chenab along with Gujranwala Division."
Director General PDMA
Muhammad Khalid, Director Relief PDMA
Abdul Basit, Deputy Commissioner Buner, Dr Azmat Wazir team leader for humanitarian interventions, Rudolph Von Planta and Head of Humanitarian Affairs at SDC Franziska Voegtli, District Nazim Buner and others were also in attendance.
In May 2016 PDMA
was assigned to reconstruct 107 schools in flood affected areas including Upper Dir, Swat, Nowshera, Charsadda and D.I.Khan.
He also told a private TV channel that district administration, SP, PDMA
and local people have rescued the Hindu Yatries and shifted them to safer places.
The notification further stated, "Scattered thunderstorm/ rain with isolated heavy falls is expected over the upper catchments of rivers India, Jhelum along with Rawalpindi, Lahore, Sargodha and Sahiwal divisions." Furthermore, PDMA
said that 'very high flood is expected' from Sunday in River Chenab at Marala and downstream, River Jhelum at Mangla, rivers Ravi and Sutlej along with associated nullahs of rivers Chenab and Ravi.
provincial head Ms Zainab Qaisar Khan, Unicef representative Suhail Ahmad, PDMA
child protection coordinator Muhammad Saddique, admin officer Farhan and additional assistant commissioner Timergara Imran Ahmad spoke on the occasion.