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Disaster response exercise-2017 inaugurated

The Director General Punjab Emergency Service Rescue 1122) Dr. Rizwan Naseer (S.I) inaugurated First Provincial Disaster Response Exercise for Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) registered as Rescue Mohafiz at Emergency Services Academy, Rescue 1122 Lahore to asses, analyze, evaluate and encourage the best CERTs and Rescue Mohafiz based on imparted …

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Smog alert

A recent visit to Lahore brought me face-to-face with the city’s smog situation. It seems like a winter day on what is essentially autumn. More than that, it is not just the absence of proper sunlight that strikes you but the fact that the city seems to be enveloped in …

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Cementing a disaster

Beautiful mountains, lush green fields, natural springs and streams of Chakwal district have attracted people to this place for ages. It borders the districts of Rawalpindi and Attock in the north, district Jhelum in the east, district Khushab in the south and district Mianwali in the west. Majority of the …

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FATA Disaster Management Authority says ninety-five percent Temporarily Displaced Persons (TDPs) of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) have been repatriated to their native areas. According the Authority, three hundred twenty thousand families have gone back to their areas and remaining seventeen thousand families belonging to North Waziristan and Khyber …

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POF seminar highlights importance of health, safety

A seminar on health, safety and environment was organized on the start of ‘Safety Week’ in POF under the auspices of health, safety and environment (HSE) department of POF this morning. Speakers highlighted the importance of health, safety and environment in an industry and stressed upon the audience to create …

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Efforts of PDMA, provincial depts against rains, floods lauded

Punjab Minister for Planning and Development (P&D) and Cabinet Committee on Floods Chairman Malik Nadeem Kamran has appreciated the Cabinet Committee members, Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) and different provincial departments especially the local government, Meteorological, Police, Rescue 1122, Irrigation and Agriculture for their cooperation, support and efforts to deal …

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Project launched for building capacity against disasters

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC) jointly launched a 16-month project on Thursday aimed at strengthening both these institutions to develop resilience in Pakistan. The World Bank has provided the financial support under the EU-South Asia Capacity-Building for Disaster Risk Management Programme, administered …

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Ensuring food security during disasters essential: NDMA head

National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Chairman Lt Gen Omar Mahmood Hayat on Tuesday said that ensuring food security during disasters was essential for saving lives. He stated this while addressing the audience at the launching ceremony of ‘Integrated Context Analysis (ICA) Report on Vulnerability to Food Insecurity and Natural Hazards’. …

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Natural disasters ‘have inflicted $28.29b losses’

Major natural disasters since 1947 have inflicted losses worth $28.29 billion on Pakistan, besides claiming 112,464 lives, according to an audit report. The report was compiled by the Auditor General of Pakistan on relief activities carried out by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) after an earthquake on October 26, …

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