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05th August 2020


The Minister of home and PDMA Balochistan visited PDMA Sindh

Karachi


The Minister of home and PDMA Balochistan visited PDMA Sindh and suggested daily operations. The meeting was chaired by Secretary Rehabilitations Mr. Riaz Soomro.


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30th june 2020


Meeting with representatives of KMC, DMCs South & Malir

Karachi


Meeting with representatives of KMC, DMCs South & Malir under the chairmanship of Director Operations (Mr Shafiq Ahmed Shaikh ) regarding preparedness of Monsoon 2020.


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18th April 2020


Collaboration with Fire fighters Association of Pakistan

Karachi


Training session of PDMA staff on Safty and Precautionary measures against COVID-19 in collaboration with Fire fighters Association of Pakistan.


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14th April 2020


Meeting with NGOs

Karachi


Meeting held with NGOs in awake of Covid -19 which was chaired by Director Operation Shafique Ahmad Shaikh.


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23th March 2020


Community Emergency Response Teams(CERT) of PDMA Sindh engaged in COVID-19 awarness

Karachi


Community Emergency Response Teams(CERT) of PDMA Sindh engaged in COVID-19 awareness and facilitating public on the roads of Karachi.


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22th March 2020


Renowed TV Anchor Iquar-ul-Hassan visited PDMA Sindh’s emergency operation center

Karachi


Renowned TV anchor Iqrar-ul-Hassan visited PDMA Sindh’s emergency operation center and participated in ongoing operations by calling the passengers who have recently travelled from abroad inquiring about their health.


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20th March 2020


Meeting With Renowed TV Anchor Iquar-ul-Hassan

Karachi


Renowned TV anchor Iqrar-ul-Hassan called on DG PDMA Sindh Syed Salman Shah at his office today. During meeting iqrar-ul-Hassan volunteered his services for the noble cause of fight against Coronavirus and agreed to initiate awareness campaign for Covid-19 along with his team. DG PDMA Sindh Syed Salman Shah thanked Iqrar-ul-Hasssan for his voluntary services and assured him full cooperation by PDMA Sindh.


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19th March 2020


Meeting With Repersentive of Muslim Hands

Karachi


Reperentives of Muslim Hands delevering 1000 preventive kits to Authority of PDMA Sindh.


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13th March 2020


Meeting With Minister of PDMA Sindh Faraz Dero

Karachi


The Minister PDMA Sindh Faraz Dero holding the meeting w.r.t supplies of preventive kits for Covid-19.


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20th February 2020


Meeting With Poverty Eradication Initiative (PEI)

Karachi


A meeting was held with poverty Eradication Initiative (PEI) on 20-02-2020. PDMA apprecaited the efforts and the work of PEI and PEI agreed to provide the assistance in terms of relief items of PDMA.


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26th January 2020


Consulative Meeting

Karachi


Consulative meeting in PDMA Head Office on implementation of bulding disaster resilance in Pakistan (BDRP) with representatives of WFP which was charied by Director Operation Mr. Shafique Ahmed Shaikh.


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08th January 2020


DAC Meeting

Karachi


The DAC meeting was held in PDMA head office karachi at 11am which was chaired by Secretary Rehabilitation Department Mr. Riaz Soomro.


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03th January 2020


Rescue Operation At Sukkur


A 20 Member rescue team of Technical Staff (KMC) led by Deputy Director operations PDMA Sindh Mr. Zulfiqar Thebo, reached Sukkur equipped with manual and hydraulic concrete cutters to take part in rescue operations at location of collapsed building in the city.


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04th December 2019


DAC Meeting For Proposed Draft Paras (PDP)

Karachi


The DAC meeting for proposed draft Paras (PDP) of financial year 2018-19 was held in PDMA head office karachi at 11am and which was chaired by Secretary Rehabilitation Department Mr. Riaz Soomro.


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28th November 2019


Establishment Of Women Friendly Space At District Hostpital, Mithi-Tharparkar, Sindh


The meeting was held with PDMA Sindh, NDMA officials, DG Health Services Govt. of Sindh, DHO , MS Mitti, UNFPA Sindh Office, DG Social Welfare and Chairperson Commission to discuss the establishment of women friendly space at District Hostpital, Mithi-Tharparkar, Sindh.


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4th November 2019

Meeting With Aga Khan Development Network

Karachi




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8th October 2019

National Resilience Day 2019

Karachi


Provincial Disaster Management authority Sindh held an event at NED University Auditorium to observe National Resilience Day. This day is being observed to commemorate the victims of 2005 earthquake. Vice Chancellor NED University Dr: Sarosh Lodhi and Secretary Rehabilitation Department Riaz Soomro graced the event as guests of honor.A large number of students from NED University, officials of PDMA Sindh and representatives of various organizations i.e. HANDS, PREPARED, Aga Khan Agency for Habitat, Pakistan Red Crescent and INSPIRE Pakistan.Vice Chancellor NED University, Dr: Sarosh while addressing the gathering highlighted the importance of awareness for saving human lives from disasters and educating the people for rampant catastrophes like heatwaves, droughts and floods.
Secretary Rehabilitation Department in his address emphasized on the importance of resilience measures towards safety of public and countering disasters.
DG PDMA Sindh Syed Salman Shah in a message said that 8th of October reminds us of those who lost their lives in the deadly earthquake of 2005 and also helps to stand united in helping each other in case of any disasters.Secretary Rehabilitation Department and Director (Operations) PDMA Sindh also lead a rally by participants of the event to pay tribute to the victims of 8th October, 2005 earthquake.


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4th September 2019

Minister for Rehabilitation Department, Faraz Dero visits PDMA Sindh

Karachi


Minister for Rehabilitation Department, Faraz Dero visited PDMA Sindh Headquarters today and held meetings with PDMA Sindh and Sindh Resilience Project (PDMA Component) staff.Upon arrival, the Minister was received by DG PDMA Sindh/Project Director SRP (PDMA Component) Syed Salman Shah who later briefed the Minister in detail about the working capacity and functionalities of PDMA Sindh. Syed Salman Shah also briefed the Minister on various activities and future road map of Sindh Resilience Project (PDMA Component).
Minister Faraz Dero while talking to the staff, expressed his satisfaction over the performance of both institutions and directed to further enhance the capabilities of PDMA Sindh to serve the masses.


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7th August 2019

Minister Rehabilitation Department, visits PDMA Sindh

Karachi


Minister Rehabilitation Department Faraz Dero after assuming the charge of Ministry, immediately visited PDMA Sindh headquarters in wake of forecasted rain/flood alerts issued by NDMA and other concerned authorities.Minister Rehabilitation Department chaired an important meeting at PDMA Sindh Headquarters which was attended by Secretary Rehabilitation Department, DG PDMA Sindh, representatives of District Administration Karachi & Local Government institutions including Karachi Water Board and other concerned officers.During meeting, DG PDMA Sindh briefed the Minister about ongoing and upcoming projects of PDMA Sindh and precautionary measures being taken in countering the expected floods and urban flooding. A presentation on emergency preparedness and resilience measures was also given to the Minister.
Minister Rehabilitation Department directed all concerned to stay alert during Monsoon season. He further directed Chairman DDMAs to deploy de-watering pumps at vulnerable locations prior to rainfall while PDMA shall be available for all out support to DDMAs.


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28th June 2019

Chairman NDMA visit to PDMA Sindh

Karachi


Chairman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Lieutenant General Muhammad Afzal,HI(M), visited PDMA Sindh headquarters on 28-06-2019. Upon arrival, the Chairman was received by Secretary Rehabilitation Department Riaz Hussain Soomro and DG PDMA Sindh Syed Salman Shah.
During visit, Chairman NDMA was briefed on the working capacity of PDMA Sindh and a presentation was given on various aspects including present and future undertakings of PDMA Sindh, Monsoon preparations, briefing on Multi Hazard Vulnerability Risk Assessment (MHVRA), challenges being faced by PDMA Sindh and recommendations for improving the working capacity and coordination between PDMA Sindh and NDMA.
While talking to media after the meeting, Chairman NDMA said that he had a detailed discussion with PDMA Sindh on urban flooding and expected Monsoon downpours and he further assured full cooperation of NDMA to PDMA Sindh for any help if and when required.


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27th June 2019

Contract between PDMA Sindh and SUPARCO for MHVRA & DMIS

Karachi


Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Sindh and Space & Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) signed a contract on Multi Hazard Vulnerability Risk Assessment (MHVRA) and disaster Management Information System (DMIS).
Director General PDMA Sindh Syed Salman Shah and Secretary SUPARCO Dr. Atif Ali signed the contract on behalf of their Organizations. MHVRA Study will evaluate the expected vulnerabilities, risks and losses due to different hazardous events in entire Sindh including the metropolitan city of Karachi.
On the other hand, DMIS would help in handling such vulnerabilities and risks at the time of any untoward event. Speaking on the event Syed Salman Shah said that, in current era satellite technology has a valuable role in socio economic development while the MHVRA and DMIS would play a vital role in resilience measures against disasters.
Secretary Rehabilitation Department Riaz Hussain Soomro, Director (Operation) PDMA Sindh and World Bank Country Staff were also present at the signing ceremony.


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20th April 2019

Heat Weave Preparedness

Karachi


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Provincial Disaster Management Authority Sindh, in collaboration with Fire Protection Association of Pakistan (FPAP) and Pakistan Red Crescent (PRC) Sindh organized an awareness session on Heat Weave Preparedness at Hilal-e-Ahmar House in Clifton, Karachi. A large number of students from University of Karachi participated in the session. A team of doctors from Emergency Response Team of Pakistan Red Crescent Society delivered lectures & gave presentation on heat wave preparedness and various methods to counter heatstroke.

Director (Operations) PDMA Sindh, Shafiq Sheikh, who was Chief Guest on the occasion, distributed participation certificates amongst the students.

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04th March 2019

SRP (PDMA Component)

Karachi


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Project Director SRP (PDMA Component) Syed Salman Shah Chaired an important meeting on upcoming disaster response teams for 6 divisions of Sindh. A team of consultants from National Support Organization, Islamabad briefed the participants about the proposals.



25th February 2019

Supervise Relief Operations

Karachi


Provincial Disaster Management Authority has deputed Director(operations) at Jaffar Tayyar Society in Malir to carry out and supervise relief operations, PDMA Sindh has also coordinated with KMC Urban Search and Rescue team and focus rescue team of Aga Khan foundation for an organized rescue effort. All necessary equipments including manual cutters and gas cutters have been sent to the site.



07th February 2019

PDMA SINDH BOARD'S 13TH MEETING

Karachi


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The 13th Board meeting of Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Sindh was held under the chairmanship of Mr. Muhammad Hussain Syed, SMBR Sindh at PDMA Head Office Karachi.



31st January 2019

First Meeting of Working Group

Karachi


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First Meeting of Working Group for Coordination Between Government Departments and Management of UN Organizations regarding Drought Affected Areas of Sindh was held at PDMA Head Office.



28th January 2019

Meeting with Representatives of UN Agencies

Karachi


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Meeting with Representatives of UN Agencies to discuss road map for drought mitigation in Sindh.



28th January 2019

Meeting with Mr. Thatree Chauvachata

Karachi


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Meeting with Mr. Thatree Chauvachata, the Royal Thai Consul General in Karachi to pay a Courtesy Call on the Worthy DG PDMA Sindh.



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