Met Office response termed unsatisfactory


ISLAMABAD, June 4 (APP): The response submitted by the
Pakistan Meteorological Department over its failure to
forecast high intensity dust/thunderstorms which lashed parts of the country on June 1, has been termed unsatisfactory.

“The response is not satisfactory. The Met department
failed to inform the administrations of the affected cities on
time,” a press release of the PM Office media wing said on

It said there was no effective dissemination of storm
alert through media and just information of a localized storm
was placed on the website.

No effort was made to coordinate with the emergency
response authorities and neither the National Disaster
Management Authority (NDMA) was informed through an early warning system to trigger emergency response, it added.

The Prime Minister had directed for an explanation by
the Met Office over the very serious issue.