Friday, August 19, 2022

The federal government imposed emergency in rain-affected areas

On the instructions of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, the federal government has imposed emergency in rain and flood affected areas, while the finance ministry has been instructed to immediately release 5 billion rupees to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).

According to a statement issued by the media wing of the Prime Minister’s Office, a review meeting was held in Islamabad under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, in which federal ministers, advisors, members of parliament, chief secretaries of all provinces including Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. , senior government officials, Chairman NDMA and DG Meteorological Department attended.

The statement said that on the instructions of the Prime Minister, the federal government imposed emergency in the rain and flood affected areas and effectively coordinated the rescue and relief work between the NDMA and the Provincial Disaster Management Authorities (PDMAs). A high-level committee has been set up to carry out the implementation.

The Prime Minister said that the rescue, relief and rehabilitation of the flood victims is a national duty, we have to help the people above our party interests.

He said that we will do politics later, now is the time to heal the problems of those who are in dire straits. To tackle this huge challenge.

The Prime Minister constituted a high-level committee between NDMA and provincial disaster management authorities to carry out rescue and relief work effectively.

This committee consists of Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal, Federal Minister for Communications Maulana Asad Mehmood, Federal Minister for Housing and Works Maulana Abdul Wasi, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Murtaza Javed Abbasi, Advisor to the Prime Minister for Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan Qamar-ul-Zaman Kaira, Chairman ND. It will consist of MA and Secretary of the Ministry of Communication.

The Prime Minister directed that the committee should hold its meeting immediately, submit its suggestions to improve coordination in federal and provincial institutions.

He said that in view of the climate change in the country, there is a need to make a mid-term to long-term strategy, the provincial governments should send reports based on authentic information to the federal government so that the damage caused by floods and rains can be estimated as soon as possible. can go.

He said that the development works in the country need to be adapted according to the climate change priorities in order to avoid the damages of floods and rains in the future.

Committees consisting of federal ministers briefed the meeting on rescue and relief issues after visiting the flood affected areas.

The statement said that in the meeting, the Prime Minister was informed in detail about the ongoing rescue and relief operations in the country.

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