PR No. 162 Consultative Meeting on Pre Monsoon Preparedness and Contingency Planning Held at Muzzaffarabad (AJK) Islamabad: June 22, 2016

NDMA is holding consultative meetings in collaboration with all the provincial / regional disaster management authorities to review pre-monsoon preparedness and contingency planning for upcoming Monsoon Season. In this regard detailed consultative meetings were held, for Punjab at Lahore on 17th June 2016, for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA at Peshawar on 22nd June 2016.

Third meeting of the series was held with State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) AJ&K at Muzzafarabad on 24th June 2016.

This meeting was chaired by Chairman NDMA, Major General Asghar Nawaz while participated by NDMA officials, representatives of all key provincial stakeholders including (Secretaries, Commissioners as well as key departments / line agencies) besides representatives of SDMA, PMD and Armed Forces.

House was briefed by DG SDMA Mr. Zaheer Uddin Qureshi on the preventive measures ensured in the pre monsoon contingency plan, state of preparedness of all relevant departments with associated details.

Chairman NDMA appreciated the efforts of SDMA in putting in place the preparatory measures based on lessons learnt from past experiences and prevailing ground situation. Chairman desired timely prepositioning of rescue and relief stocks and also emphasized identification of appropriate sites for relief camps to cope with any land sliding situation during monsoon season. Chairman assured all possible support of NDMA to meet any unforeseen situation.

Chairman NDMA also had detailed meeting with Chief Secretary Azad Jammu & Kashmir Mr… …………………………………… The Chief Secretary endorsed all recommendations of NDMA and assured timely prepositioning of all resources in a meaningful manner.