QUETTA, Sep 22 (APP):Caretaker Chief Minister of Balochistan Mir Ali Mardan Khan Domki on Friday directed the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) to formulate a plan to tackle natural disasters and to deal with any emergency situations in future.
He said advance arrangements should be made prior to any emergency situation to tackle any disaster in an effective manner.
The Chief Minister, while chairing a high-level meeting at the PDMA office, lauded the efforts of the authority for handling emergency situations and natural disasters across the province.
Ali Mardan said that a mechanism for effective utilization of resources should be formulated so that PDMA could carry out relief, rescue and risk management operations.
In the meeting, the caretaker chief minister was briefed about the mandate of PDMA, administrative issues, storage and warehouses in the districts of the province, the process of procurement equipment, and assessment of tackling the damages caused by the flash floods in the years 2022 and 2023.
He was also briefed regarding relief and rehabilitation works, progress on the project of disaster management villages in the district headquarters, a training program for PDMA staff and future plans including challenges faced.
Caretaker Provincial Minister for Home and Tribal Affairs Zubair Jamali, Chief Secretary Balochistan Shakeel Qadir Khan, Senior Member of Board of Revenue, Abdul Saboor Kakar, DG PDMA Jahanzeb Khan and additional secretary finance Habibur Rahman Jamot and other relevant officials were present in the meeting.