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National Disaster Awareness Day marked

The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) and the Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) marked the National Disaster Awareness Day in all 36 districts of Punjab in remembrance of the victims of catastrophic earthquake that took place on October 8th, 2005 in the northern areas of the country. The commemoration of …

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NDMA, Oxfam to jointly work in disaster management field

National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has signed Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with Oxfam GB on Friday to promote a culture of prevention, mitigation and better & enhanced preparedness ahead of disasters to make communities more resilient by jointly working under the umbrella of National DRR Policy & National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP) priorities. Lt. Gen. Omar Mahmood Hayat, HI (M), Chairman NDMA …

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FDMA claims 96pc of IDPs have returned

The Fata Disaster Management Authority (FDMA) has said that approximately 80,000 houses are either fully or partially damaged due to militancy in five agencies of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas. In a statement issued here on Tuesday, the authority said that 96 per cent of the total temporarily dislocated persons …

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Rescue 1122 marks Disaster Awareness Week

8th October is unforgettable a day in the history of Pakistan when a horrible earthquake of 7.6 magnitude hit Pakistan and Kashmir in 2005 that took over 70,000 human lives and uprooted 3 million people.  It does not stop there, five years later in 2010 Pakistan faced another unprecedented catastrophy …

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Controlling disaster, curbing crisis!

CRISIS can strike at any instant. Planning for the worse, therefore, saves lives. Karachi has seen many occurrences where crisis took precious lives and damaged millions of Rupees of property because of the concerned authorities not managing the situation properly. Two recent back-to-back incidents in Karachi and Islamabad should be …

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Negligence in public services will not be tolerated

Chairman DMC Korangi has said that negligence in public services will not be tolerated, as public service is our is our top priority. A statement here on Sunday said that he was presiding over a meeting of departmental heads to review administrative affairs. MNA Sajid Ahmad and MPA Amir Mueen …

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Measures being taken to strengthen disaster management

National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Chairman Lt Gen Omar Mehmood Hayat Tuesday said that Pakistan was taking every possible measure to strengthen its disaster management mechanism. The chairman expressed these views during a meeting with Ambassador of Italy to Pakistan Stefano Pontecorvo. “Mutual cooperation between the two countries in this all important sector of sustainable development …

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CM orders reconstruction of drains in slums

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has directed Local Government Minister Jam Khan Shoro to construct drainage system and storm water drains in slums to improve life of the people living there. He was presiding over a meeting to review post-heavy rain situation in the city on Tuesday. The …

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