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Reclamation from lakes disturbing ecosystems, communities

Land reclamation, in the name of promoting farming, has disturbed the ecosystem as well as the connected economy in Sindh. After grabbing 2.2 million acre forest land, which was leased out to the people associated with successive ruling political parties, now is the turn of fresh water lakes, ponds and …

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Swifter response

With climate change beginning to bite ever so awkwardly close to the bone, Pakistan and other vulnerable states find themselves in an unenviable position as droughts and other weather-inspired crises become a little more frequent and threaten more lives. The country is one of two (the other being Zimbabwe chosen …

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13 highrises lack fire safety measures

As many as 13 high-rise buildings, with height of 15 meters and above, don’t properly follow Islamabad fire prevention and life safety regulations. This was stated by the director Emergency and Disaster Management retired Capt Shahbaz Tahir during a meeting, which was chaired by Mayor Sheikh Anser Aziz. The mayor …

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International standards of humanitarian work in Pakistan discussed

Representatives of national and provincial disaster management departments, aid agencies and NGOs participated in a consultation organised to discuss upgrading of the international standards of humanitarian works in Pakistan. The consultation held here was addressed by Christine Knudsen, Executive Director ‘Sphere’ – the international group working to formulate the standards …

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Pakistan to send relief supplies for Sri Lankan flood victims

Sri Lanka stepped up its military-led relief operations Saturday as nearly half a million people were displaced after a monsoon deluge killed at least 122 people and threatened more flooding. International aid, especially from Pakistan, will help in relief activities for flood victims in the country. Rainfall on Friday triggered …

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UNHCR HANDS OVER SHELTER MATERIAL TO FDMA FOR TDPS

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) handed over shelter material to FATA Disaster Management Authority (FDMA) for Temporarily Displaced Persons (TDPs) of South and North Waziristan agencies at a ceremony in Peshawar on Wednesday. The shelter material includes four thousand tents, eight thousand plastic sheets and four thousand kits …

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NDMA satisfy over PDMA’s pre-flood arrangements

Chairman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Lt Gen Omar Mahmood Hayyat visited Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Punjab head office here Monday and appreciated the pre-flood arrangements of PDMA Punjab. During the visit, Director General (DG) PDMA Mudassar Waheed Malik briefed the NDMA Chairman regarding pre-monsoon and pre-flood arrangements made …

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Repatriation of the displaced

Appeals have been made by displaced Pashtun tribesmen – their numbers running into the thousands – to help them return to their homes before Ramazan begins later this month. For a variety of reasons this may seem like a tall order. Over one million people were displaced by military operations …

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Rescuers hold drill to fight floods

HAFIZABAD: With a view to review the preparedness of different rescue departments to meet any eventuality during recurring flood and monsoon rains, a mock exercise was conducted on the bank of QB Link Canal near Head Sagar here on Wednesday. Personnel of Rescue-1122, Disaster Management Authority, Civil Defence, Health & …

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NDMA hands over heavy machinery to disaster prone Gilgit Baltistan

On the instructions of the Worthy Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, National Disaster Management Authority team conducted the final inspection of heavy machinery in Gilgit before handing it over to Gilgit Baltistan Disaster Management Authority (GBDMA). The machinery worth Rs730 million includes wheel loaders, excavators, heavy duty …

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