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News 2019-2021

1stDecember 2021


Karachi:


Protection Working Group & GBV group meeting held on 1st Dec 2021 under the chairmanship of Syed Salman Shah Director General PDMA Sindh attended by Director Social Welfare Deptt., Director Women Development Deptt. and Representatives Of UNFPA & Unicef.



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26thNovember 2021


Lahore:


The Director (Operations) Syed Shujaat Hussain alongwith Team Leader of Urban Search and Rescue (USAR), KMC, attended the International Earthquake Response Simulation Exercise (IERR) arranged by International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG), a global network of more than 90 countries and organization in 1991, under the umbrella of United Nations, during 24-26 November 2011. The World Class Emergency Services Academy and the First United Nations INSARAG Certified Team in South Asia has hosted SIMEX CHINA 2021 at Emergency Services Academy Lahore Pakistan. The Emergency Services Academy which is imparting training to emergency personnel from all provinces of Pakistan.



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24thNovember 2021


Karachi:


A training session on Web-Based System for Coordination, Progress Sharing, Monitoring and Mapping of Activities of PDMA Sindh & DDMAs attended by Officers / Officials of PDMA, Provincial Head UNWFP and representatives of DDMAs. Mr. Maqsood Hussain Soomro A.D Operations welcomed participants on behalf of Syed Salman Shah Director General PDMA Sindh.



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21stNovember 2021


Karachi:


Administrator Karachi Metropolitan Corporation, Mr Murtuza Wahab, distributed Tents and Blanckets, provided by PDMA Sindh, to the affectees of fire incident took place under Teen Hatti Bridge, Sub Division Liaquatabad, District Central, Karachi.



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17thNovember 2021


Karachi:


The 16th Board meeting of Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Sindh was held under the chairmanship of Haji Rasool Bux Chandio Advisor to Chief Minister Sindh for Rehabilitation & Relief Department at PDMA Head Office Karachi.Senior Member Board of Revenue, Mr. Shamsuddin Soomro, Secretary to Government of Sindh Rehabilitation Department Mr. Akhtar Inayat Bhurgari , Director General PDMA Sindh Syed Salman Shah and representatives of Health Department, Irrigation Department and Auqaf Department also attended the meeting.



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29thOctober 2021


Balochistan:


On the directives of Honorable Chief Minister Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah, the Provincial Disaster Management Authority Sindh handed over the Tents, blankets and quilts for the affectees of the earthquake of Harnai to the Provincial Disaster Management Authority Balochistan.



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08thOctober 2021


Karachi:


National Resilience Day was observed by PDMA Sindh today at Marriott Hotel Karachi .This day is being observed on 8th of October every year in commemoration of Earthquake 2005 victims .Advisor to Chief Minister Sindh for Rehabilitation & Relief Department Haji Rasool Bux Chandio was Chief Guest at the gathering. The Secretary to Government of Sindh, Rehabilitation Department Mr Akhtar Inayat Bhurgary, Director General PDMA Sindh Syed Salman Shah alongwith other officers of PDMA Sindh, Mr Ameer Haider Leghari, Director Pakistan Metrological Department and representatives of different UN agencies and NGOs were also present. In the end Dua/prayers was offered for martyrs.



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03rdOctober 2021


Karachi:


The Director (Operations) Provincial Disaster Management Authority Sindh, Syed Shujaat Hussain alongwith Mr. Nadeem Haider, Regional Election Commissioner and Chairman Almohsin Imambargah, monitored Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT) of Zaireen (Arabean), who returned from Iraq at Almohsin Imamabargah, situated at Gulberg Sub Division, District Karachi Central, Karachi.



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30thSeptember 2021


Karachi:


PDMA Sindh provided heavy dewatering machines to all 07 Districts of Karachi as well as to Hyderabad District. Moreover 250 plus small dewatering machines have already been provided to all Districts of Sindh. Advisor to CM for Rehabilitation had a detailed meeting at PDMA Office where he directed to take all necessary measure and provide all out support to District Administration. He also directed to ensure functionality of PEOC round the clock and resolve the complaints received at PEOC.



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25thSeptember 2021


Karachi:


Syed Shujaat Hussain Director Operations PDMA Sindh highlighted the importance of working in a coordinated manner for all stakeholders at a training session/workshop on Fire Safety and Building Codes organized by Fire Protection Association of Pakistan in collaboration with Pakistan Red Crescent Society Sindh. Mr Tariq Moeen and Wajahatullah Khan provided technical information on fire protection in Building through informative presentation, videos and checklists. The Workshop was attended by members of Civil Defence, KMC Fire Brigade, KPT, PIA, Forest Department, and KDA. At the end, Kanwar Waseem President FPAP thanked the audience. The distinguished guests distributed the certificates of the course to the participants.



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23rdSeptember 2021


Karachi:


Syed Shujaat Hussain, Director (Operations) Provincial Disaster Management Authority Sindh delivered keynote on Provincial Consultation "Tsunami School Safety Guide" under the "Strengthening Tsunami Earthquake Preparedness in Coastal Area of Pakistan" on 23rd September 2021, organized by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).



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02ndSeptember 2021


Karachi:


A briefing regarding preparation of Provincial Disaster Management Plan for oil pipe line was held with PARCO officers at PDMA head office.



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01stSeptember 2021


Karachi:


On the direction of Director General PDMA Sindh, Syed Salman Shah, the PDMA Sindh is all ready to tackle the challenges of monsoon 2021.



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01stSeptember 2021


Karachi:


The Advisor to Chief Minister Sindh for Rehabilitation and relief presided over a meeting/briefing at PDMA Sindh regarding preparation of monsoon 2021.



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31thJuly 2021


Karachi:


On the direction of Director General PDMA Sindh Syed Salman Shah, items such as standby generator, water cooler, bed, bed sheets, pillow cover, masks, gloves, sanitizers etc handed over to administration of 36 Beded Hospital, for establishment of Isolation Centre at Dumba Goth, Malir.



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17thJuly 2021


Karachi:


CBDRM Trained registered volunteers reporting in PDMA to perform their duties. The Director Operations Syed Shujaat Hussain, Director Finance Mr. Zahid Hussain Shar and Deputy Director Operations Syed Shayyan Shah are having introduction.



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16thJuly 2021


Karachi:


Volunteer trained by Provincial Disaster Management Authority Sindh actively engaged in relief activities during monsoon 2021 activities. Director Operations Syed Shujaat Hussain & Director (F&A) Mr. Zahid Hussain Shar also present.



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14thJuly 2021


Karachi:


On the direction of Director General PDMA Sindh Syed Salman Shah heavy duty dewatering pumps along with operators handed over to district administration of Karachi Division to remove the accumulated rainy water from the roads.



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09thJuly 2021


Three Days Training Session on adaption of protection, prevention and response tools in emergencies and disasters (pandemic, drought, floods) in Sindh.


Karachi:


The Director General PDMA Sindh Syed Salman Shah addressing to participants at training/workshop on understanding and adaption of protection, prevention and response tools in emergencies and disasters (pandemic, drought, floods) in Sindh, from 7th to 9th July 2021. He said that PDMA Sindh in collaboration with other partners will operate at the provincial level to provide overall leadership and coordination support with the aim to facilitate oversight for effective and timely multi-sectoral prevention, mitigation and response services to women, adolescents and young girls, including ones with different vulnerabilities in the province, during humanitarian and development settings with a special focus on gender base violation and child protection under the overall protection spectrum. In terms of technical support, UNFPA will provide support in GBV, UNICEF in CP and UNHCR in Protection for refugees and information management support for overall Protection Sector Working Group. Member (Operations) Brig Waseem also attended and brief about the aims and objectives of Training/Workshop. Director (Operations) PDMA Sindh Syed Shujaat Hussain and Mr Maqsood Soomro Assistant Director (Operations) also present on the occasion. In the DG PDMA and Member NDMA distributed certificates to the participants.



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07thJuly 2021


Two Days Training Session on Emergency Preparedness and Response.


Karachi:


On the direction of DG PDMA Sindh Syed Salman Shah Director (Operations) PDMA Sindh welcome to participants of Two Days Training Session on Emergency Preparedness and Response, held on 6th &7th July 2021 Karachi. Member (Operations) NDMA Brig Waseem, also attended the session and briefed about the purpose of training Session.
The objectives of the trainings are as follows;
• Train relevant government departments, PDMAs, UNICEF and relevant stakeholders on Emergency Preparedness and Response.
• Strengthen national capacity to respond to large scale humanitarian emergencies;
• Improve capacity of Government departments and other departments for effective and efficient humanitarian response to meet their primary mandate and sector coordination responsibilities;
• Improve interagency and inter-cluster mechanism to support the development of national preparedness and response capacities. .



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30thJune 2021


Monitoring cleaning & rehabilitation work of Mehmoodabad Nalla.


Karachi:


On the direction of DG PDMA Sindh Syed Salman Shah, Director (Operations) PDMA Sindh Syed Shujaat Hussain, along with Member (DRR) NDMA, Mr. Idress Mehsood, visiting/monitoring cleaning, desilting and rehabilitation work of Mehmoodabad Nalla.



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29thJune 2021


Provincial Consultative Session for Sindh on Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.


Karachi:


On behalf of Syed Salman Shah, Director General PDMA Sindh, Syed Shujaat Hussain, Director (Operations) PDMA Sindh delivered opening remarks on Provincial Consultative Session for Sindh on Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 organized by NDMA on 29th June 2021. Mr Idress Mehsood, Member (DRR) NDMA also attended and delivered informative presentation to the forum. Mr Zahid Hussain Shar Director (F&A) PDMA Sindh, Mr Maqsood Soomro AD (Ops) PDMA Sindh, representatives of various Deputy Commissioners of Sindh, Planning and Development Board, Information Department and Civil Defense attended the session.



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27thMay 2021


PDMA Sindh through World Bank funded Sindh Resilience Project, distributed CBDRM tool kits amongst trained community volunteers of various Districts of Karachi.


Karachi:


PDMA Sindh through World Bank funded Sindh Resilience Project, distributed CBDRM tool kits amongst trained community volunteers of various Districts of Karachi. These volunteers have been trained to respond as first responders in disasters and these tool kits shall help them for an effective preliminary rescue operation.



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18thMay 2021


Meeting with UN Agencies.


Karachi:


DG PDMA Sindh Mr. Syed Salman Shah held meeting with UN Agencies today at his office for preparedness of upcoming monsoon season and cyclones. During meeting, discussions were done in detail on the challenges of urban floodings and displacement of affectees, to which UN agencies assured of their cooperation to PDMA Sindh and agreed on mutual working relationship for betterment of public.


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15thMay 2021


PDMA Sindh in collaboration with Al Khidmat foundation has also established camps in Karachi to help public in countering weather spell.


Karachi:


PDMA Sindh in order to combat affects of cyclone in Arabian sea including hot weather spell across the province, has timely issued warnings to District Administrations/DDMAs to adopt preventive measures.Meanwhile PDMA Sindh in collaboration with Al Khidmat foundation has also established camps in Karachi to help public in countering weather spell. PDMA Sindh is utilizing every possible means to facilitate public against cyclone and warm weather.


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15thMay 2021


Meeting at PDMA HQ Karachi to review the preparations for cyclone in Arabian sea.


Minister Rehabilitation Department Sindh Mr. Faraz Dero chaired an important meeting at PDMA HQ Karachi to review the preparations for cyclone in Arabian sea. DG PDMA Sindh Mr. Syed Salman Shah ,representatives of Pakistan Army & Pakistan Navy and officers of PDMA Sindh attended the meeting. Emergency control room at PDMA Sindh HQ Karachi has been activated and staff has been deployed round the clock to monitor the situation, coordinate with Pakistan Meteorological Department and provide immediate assistance of relief items to vulnerable Districts/DDMAs when required.Emergency has been declared at PDMA Sindh and leave of all staff has been ceased.


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11thMay 2021


Weather Alert.


As per Pakistan Meteorological Department, Rain- wind/ dust thunderstorm is expected at Sukkur, Shaheed Benazirabad, Dadu, Hyderabad, Larkana and Jacobabad on Saturday and Sunday.Weather precautions are advised.Meanwhile PDMA Sindh is continuously monitoring the situation and any development/change in weather shall be conveyed to District Administrations/DDMAs accordingly.




11thMay 2021


Meeting with the representatives of Deputy Commissioners of Karachi Division at PDMA Head Office Karachi.


Preparation of monsoon 2021 meeting held on 11th May 2021 with the representatives of Deputy Commissioners of Karachi Division chaired by Director Operations (Mr. Syed Shujaat Hussain) and attended by Assistant Director Operations (Mr. Maqsood Hussain Soomro).


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22thApril 2021


PDMA Sindh through World Bank funded Sindh Resilience Project has trained community volunteers to act as first responders.


In order to strengthen communities to act as immediate preliminary responders to disasters, PDMA Sindh through World Bank funded Sindh Resilience Project has trained community volunteers to act as first responders. In order to equip trained community volunteers of UCs Kemari & Ittehad town in Karachi, rescue kits were handed over to them by Deputy Commissioner Kemari & Deputy Director(Ops) PDMA Sindh. DC Kemari while addressing the volunteers lauded their courage and intention to volunteer their services for the well being of communities and assured them of full cooperation by DDMAs and PDMA Sindh in combating disasters together.


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20thApril 2021


PDMA Sindh through world bank funded Sindh Resilience Project has trained community volunteers of Districts Kemari, Korangi, Karachi(West) and Sujawal to respond as first responders to any disasters.In this regard, rescue kits were handed over to volunteers of CERT( Community Emergency Response Teams) in District Korangi at Karachi today.Deputy Commissioner Korangi while handing over the kits to community volunteers appreciated the efforts of PDMA Sindh and assured the volunteers of complete support by DDMA/District Administration.


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26thMarch 2021


PDMA Sindh while continuing on its track to create a disaster resilient environment for people of Sindh, conducted trainings of community volunteers on Community Based Disaster Risk Management at U/Cs Korangi and Landhi in Karachi.


PDMA Sindh while continuing on its track to create a disaster resilient environment for people of Sindh, conducted trainings of community volunteers on Community Based Disaster Risk Management at U/Cs Korangi and Landhi in Karachi. The volunteers were trained on various procedures/techniques to respond to disasters as first responders.


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26thMarch 2021


PDMA Sindh through World Bank funded Sindh Resilience Project conducted trainings of DDMAs on Disaster Risk Management at Hyderabad & Jamshoro.


PDMA Sindh through World Bank funded Sindh Resilience Project conducted trainings of DDMAs on Disaster Risk Management at Hyderabad & Jamshoro. A good number of participants from Revenue Deptt, local govt deptt, civil defence, livestock deptt, social welfare deptt etc participated in the trainings. Such trainings would also continue in other Districts to train Govt officials on DRM.


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19thMarch 2021


PDMA Sindh through World Bank funded Sindh Resilience Project conducted 5 day training session of volunteers.

Karachi (UC Chakiwara):


PDMA Sindh through World Bank funded Sindh Resilience Project conducted 5 day training session of volunteers from U/C Chakiwara, Karachi for Community Based Disaster Risk Management.


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18thFebruary 2021


Distribution of ration bags among flood effecties of Hammar Goth U.C Ghaggar District Malir.

On the directions of Syed Salman Shah Director General Provincial Disaster Management Authority Sindh Mr.Maqaood Hussain Soomro Assistant Director Operations distributing ration bags among flood effecties of Hammar Goth U.C Ghaggar District Malir, provided by Save the Children in collaboration with NDMA, PDMA Sindh & Hands.


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9thFebruary 2021


Handing over ceremony of sanitization kits to PDMA Sindh by NDMA.

Karachi:


Handing over ceremony of sanitization kits to PDMA Sindh by NDMA attended by Mr. Idrees Member DRR NDMA and Mr. Zahid Shar Director Operations and Mr. Maqsood Hussain Soomro Assistant Director Operations.


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9thFebruary 2021


Distributing of Sanitation kit in Memon Goth Malir.

Karachi:


Mr. Idrees Member DRR NDMA Distributing Sanitation kits provided by NDMA to the Mist vulnerable families in Memon Goth Malir Karachi Mr. Maqsood Hussain Soomro represented PDMA Sindh.


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03rdFebruary 2021


PDMA Sindh through World Bank Funded Sindh Resilience Project(PDMA) organized training session on Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction.

Mirpurkhas:


PDMA Sindh through World Bank funded Sindh Resilience Project(PDMA Component) conducted final session of DRR mainstreaming trainings at Mirpurkhas from 1st Feb to 3rd Feb 2021.A hefty number of participants from various line departments including NHA, Revenue, Local Govt, Irrigation, Works & Services etc participated in the concluding session.
During these trainings at all Divisional Headquarters of the Province, participants were given lectures and presentations on Disaster Risk Reduction, mainstreaming DRR in development planning and Disaster Management Information System. These trainings would help in inculcation of DRR culture at grass root level and considering disaster risks in development planning.


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27thJanuary 2021


PDMA Sindh through World Bank Funded Sindh Resilience Project(PDMA) organized training session on Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction.

Shaheed Benazirabad:


In continuation to Mainstreaming DRR trainings across the Province, a 3 day training session was held at District Shaheed Benazirabad from 25th to 27th Jan 2021. A large number of participants from various line Departments participated in the event.
During training, officials were given lectures and presentations on Mainstreaming DRR in development planning and Disaster Management Information System.


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06thJanuary 2021


PDMA Sindh dispatched relief items for ongoing cold wave.

Karachi(Central), Larkana, Jamshoro, Tando Allahyar & Tando Muhammad Khan :


PDMA Sindh in order to protect needy people from enormity of cold wave across the province, has dispatched more than 3000 blankets and 1750 woolen mattresses to Districts Karachi(Central), Larkana, Jamshoro, Tando Allahyar & Tando Muhammad Khan. These items were handed over to District Administrations for distribution amongst underprivileged.



06thJanuary 2021


PDMA Sindh through World Bank funded Sindh Resilience Project is conducting trainings of Government Officials on Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction.

Hyderabad:


In continuation to Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction trainings for Government officials throughout the Province, the second session of trainings was held at Hyderabad from 4th Jan to 6th Jan 2021.
On concluding day, Deputy Commissioner Hyderabad participated in the event and distributed certificates amongst participants.


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03rdJanuary 2021


PDMA Sindh dispatched relief items for ongoing cold wave.

Karachi(South), Hyderabad, Sanghar, Khairpur, Kambar, Dadu and Badin :


PDMA Sindh in continuation of relief ops for ongoing cold wave across the province has dispatched more than 5000 blankets and more than 5000 woolen mattresses to various Districts of the Province including Karachi(South), Hyderabad, Sanghar, Khairpur, Kambar, Dadu and Badin.



01stJanuary 2021


PDMA Sindh through World Bank Funded Sindh Resilience Project(PDMA) organized training session on Community Based Disaster Risk Management.


PDMA Sindh while continuing its efforts to strengthen communities as first responders, organized a 5 day training session for trainers through World Bank funded Sindh Resilience Project at district Badin.


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30thDecember 2020


PDMA Sindh through World Bank funded Sindh Resilience Project is conducting trainings of Government Officials on Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction.

Karachi:


PDMA Sindh through World Bank funded Sindh Resilience Project is conducting trainings of Government Officials on Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction throughout the Province. In this regard, the first session of trainings was held at Karachi from 28th to 30th December 2020.During training, these officias were given lectures on Disaster Risk Reduction, mainstreaming DRR in development planning and Disaster Management Information System.


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22ndDecember 2020


Meeting on NDMRF with representatives of different departments.

Karachi:


Meeting on NDMRF with representatives of different departments was chaired by Director Operations (Mr. Zahid Hussain Shar) and member Assistant Director ( Mr. Maqsood Hussain Soomro).


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08thDecember 2020


Meeting regarding urban flooding and its mitigation measures.

Karachi:


Meeting regarding urban flooding and its mitigation measures chaired by Director Operations Zahid Hussain Sher.


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03thDecember 2020


DAC meeting for Audit observations of certification Audit.

Karachi:


DAC meeting for Audit observations of certification Audit was held on 03 December 2020 under the chairmanship of Secretary Rehabilitation Department Mr Riaz Soomro.


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26thNovember 2020


PDMA Sindh 15th Board Meeting.

Karachi:


The 15th Board meeting of Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Sindh was held under the chairmanship of Minister Rehabilitation Mr. Faraz Dero at PDMA Head Office Karachi.


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20thNovember 2020


PDMA Sindh through World Bank Funded Sindh Resilience Project(PDMA) organized training session on Community Based Disaster Risk Management.

Karachi:


In continuation to strengthening communities as first responders to disasters, PDMA Sindh through World Bank funded Sindh Resilience Project(PDMA Component), organized a 5 days training session for training of trainers on Community Based Disaster Risk Management at Karachi.
On concluding day of training at Karachi, DG PDMA Sindh Syed Salman Shah graced the event as Chief Guest and distributed certificates amongst participants.


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13th November 2020


PDMA Sindh through World Bank Funded Sindh Resilience Project(PDMA) organized a consultative meeting with line departments on Building Code awareness .

Karachi:


PDMA Sindh through World Bank Funded Sindh Resilience Project(PDMA) organized a consultative meeting with line departments on Building Code awareness as a preemptive measure for conceptualization before initiating the trainings on Building Code awareness throughout the Province.
A large number of participants from various Cantonment Boards, SBCA, ABAD and PDMA Sindh attended the meeting and presented their ideas/ concepts as a way forward for conducting the trainings.


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06th November 2020


Mr. Maqsood Soomro Assistant Director PDMA Sindh attended award distribution ceremony to the volunteers of Al-Khidmat.

Karachi:


Mr. Maqsood Soomro Assistant Director PDMA Sindh attended award distribution ceremony to the volunteers of Al-Khidmat on their outstanding services during recent disasters.


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28th October 2020


A 3 day training session on Disaster Risk Management was held at Karachi from 26th October to 28th October 2020.

Karachi:


PDMA Sindh through World Bank funded Sindh Resilience Project organized a 3 day training session from 26 to 28 October at Karachi for Senior Government Officers on Disaster Risk Management by Asian Institute of Technology Thailand. A large number of participants from various Departments including Sindh Police, Pakistan Navy, Irrigation Department, Education Deptt, Social Welfare Department, SUPARCO, Coastal Development Authority, Pakistan Met Department & Local Govt Department attended the training session.
On concluding day Secretary Rehabilitation Department, Riaz Hussain Soomro attended the event as Chief Guest and distributed certificates amongst participants.


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27th October 2020


PDMA Sindh organized a consultative meeting of stakeholders on Tsunami Awareness Project at PDMA HQ Karachi.

Karachi:


PDMA Sindh organized a consultative meeting of stakeholders on Tsunami Awareness Project at PDMA HQ Karachi.Representatives of UNDP, Pakistan Met Deptt, NED University & Pakistan Red Crescent Society participated in the meeting and presented ideas and methodology of establishing an effective Tsunami Awareness mechanism.


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23rd October 2020


A 2 day training session on Community Based Disaster Risk Management(CBDRM) was held at Kairpur from 22nd October to 23rd October 2020.

Khairpur:


In the last phase of CBDRM Trainings through World Bank funded Sindh Resilience Project(PDMA Conponent) for Govt Officials in 6 Districts of the Province, PDMA Sindh organized a 2 day training session from 22nd October to 23rd October 2020 at District Khairpur.
On concluding day, Assistant Commissioner Khairpur also participated in the event and delivered certificates amongst participants at the end of session.


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20th October 2020


A 2 day training session on Community Based Disaster Risk Management(CBDRM) was held at Larkana from 19th October to 20th October 2020.

Larkana:


A 2 day training session on Community Based Disaster Risk Management(CBDRM) was held at Larkana from 19th October to 20th October 2020. On concluding day,Additional Deputy Commissioner-1 Larkana attended the session and distributed certificates amongst participants.
PDMA Sindh is organizing such trainings in 6 Districts of the Province through World Bank funded Sindh Resilience Project(PDMA Component) to train Govt Employees on engaging communities as first responders incase of any disasters.


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19th October 2020


Meeting for need assessment to WFP Cooperating Partners for Two Rounds of Lifesaving Flood Response in Sindh Through Cash based Transfer (CBT).

Karachi:


Meeting for need assessment to WFP Cooperating Partners for Two Rounds of Lifesaving Flood Response in Sindh Through Cash based Transfer (CBT) modality in committee room PDMA Sindh.


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16th October 2020


A 2 day training session on Community Based Disaster Risk Management(CBDRM) was held at Mithi Tharparkar from 15th October to 16th October 2020.

Tharparkar:


A 2 day training session on Community Based Disaster Risk Management(CBDRM) was held at Mithi Tharparkar from 15th October to 16th October 2020. On concluding day, Assistant Commissioner Mithi attended the session and distributed certificates amongst participants.
PDMA Sindh is organizing such trainings in 6 Districts of the Province through World Bank funded Sindh Resilience Project(PDMA Component) to train Govt Employees on engaging communities as first responders incase of any disasters. .


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13th October 2020


A 2 day training on Community Based Disaster Risk Management(CBDRM) session was held at District Badin from 12th October to 13th October 2020

Badin:


In continuation to CBDRM trainings for Government officials in six Districts of the Province by PDMA Sindh through World Bank Funded, Sindh Resilience Project(PDMA Component). A 2 day training session was held at District Badin from 12th October to 13th October 2020.
On concluding day, Deputy Commissioner Badin, Dr Hafeez Siyal participated in the event and distributed certificates amongst participants. .


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9th October 2020


CBDRM trainings for govt officials in six Districts of the Province by PDMA Sindh through World Bank Funded, Sindh Resilience Project(PDMA Component)

Sujawal:


In continuation of CBDRM trainings for govt officials in six Districts of the Province by PDMA Sindh through World Bank Funded, Sindh Resilience Project(PDMA Component). A 2 days training was held at District Sujawal.
On concluding day, Deputy Commissioner Sujawal, Muhammad Ismail Memon participated in the event and distributed certificates amongst participants. .


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8th October 2020


NATIONAL RESILIENCE DAY

Karachi :


PDMA Sindh observed National Resilience Day today at A.K Khan park, Sea View, Karachi.This day is being observed on 8th of Oct every year in commemoration of Earthquake 2005 victims.Secretary Rehabilitation Department Mr. Riaz Hussain Soomro was Chief Guest at the gathering. The participants of the event observed candle light vigil and 2 minutes of silence to pay homage/show respect to the victims of past disasters while practical demos of rescue & shake out drills were given by Aga Khan foundation.
Chief Guest along with other guests also visited various stalls by different NGOs and took keen interest in rescue equipment and print materials on display. In the end, a walk was held joined by a large number of people present at the gathering. .


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8th October 2020


PDMA Sindh through World Bank Funded Sindh Resilience Project(PDMA Component) organized 1st Consultative meeting of stakeholders/line departments

Karachi :


PDMA Sindh through World Bank Funded Sindh Resilience Project(PDMA Component) organized 1st Consultative meeting of stakeholders/line departments for DRR(Disaster Risk Reduction) mainstreaming in Development Planning. A large number of officers from various line deptts including P&D Deptt,Edu Deptt,Works & Services Deptt,Forest Deptt,Cooperation Deptt, NHA, Transport Deptt attended the meeting.
During meeting matters related to importance of DRR in development planning were discussed in detail. .


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6th October 2020


PDMA Sindh through World Bank funded Sindh Resilience Project(PDMA Component) is organizing trainings on Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) model

Karachi :


PDMA Sindh through World Bank funded Sindh Resilience Project(PDMA Component) is organizing trainings on Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) model in six Districts of the Province for officials of Government Departments.


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6th October 2020


Rehearsal drill for radiological emergency assembly of KEREC committee

Karachi :


Rehearsal drill for radiological emergency assembly of KEREC committee at PDMA Head Office Karachi.


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5 & 6th October 2020


The DAC meetings for proposed draft Paras (PDP) of the financial year 2019-20

Karachi :


The DAC meetings for proposed draft Paras (PDP) of the financial year 2019-20 were held in the PDMA head office Karachi at 11 am dated on 5th and 6th october in the chairmanship of Secretary Rehabilitation Department Mr Riaz Soomro.


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30th September 2020


Mr. Michel Saad, Deputy Head of Regional office for Asia & Pacific UNOCHA called on DG PDMA Sindh Syed Salman Shah at his office

Karachi :


Mr. Michel Saad, Deputy Head of Regional office for Asia & Pacific UNOCHA called on DG PDMA Sindh Syed Salman Shah at his office . During meeting matters related to recent torrential rains and plans for intervention by UN for Rain affected were discussed.


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29th September 2020


8th October 2020 "NATIONAL RESILIENCE DAY"


Pakistan has witnessed a massive earthquake on 8th October 2005. In order to commemorate that massive disaster, Government of Pakistan notified 8th October as "National Resilience Day" throughout Country.
The 15th anniversary of martyrs of deadly earthquake of October 8, 2005 is being observed across Pakistan including Sindh and as per past practises The PDMA Sindh will also participate in this on Thursday at CBC Park Seaview to pray for Victims and express solidarity with their families.




26th September 2020


PDMA Sindh over the weekend has dispatched 4900 mosquito nets, 440 tents & 500 livestock mosquito nets to Tharparkar, 1500 tents & 6000 mosquito nets to Mirpurkhas, 500 tents & 2000 livestock mosquito nets to Sanghar while 800 tents were sent to District S.B.A

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PDMA Sindh over the weekend has dispatched 4900 mosquito nets, 440 tents & 500 livestock mosquito nets to Tharparkar, 1500 tents & 6000 mosquito nets to Mirpurkhas, 500 tents & 2000 livestock mosquito nets to Sanghar while 800 tents were sent to District S.B.A. These relief items were handed over to DC’s/Chairman DDMA’s for distribution amongst affectees.


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24th September 2020


PDMA Sindh has dispatched additional 2000 tents and 5000 mosquito nets to district Umerkot, while additional 1500 tents were dispatched to District Badin

Umerkot & Badin :


PDMA Sindh has dispatched additional 2000 tents and 5000 mosquito nets to district Umerkot, while additional 1500 tents were dispatched to District Badin. The overnight dispatch was done for distribution amongst rain affectees through DC’s/Chairman DDMA’s.


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22th September 2020


Dr Faisal Hashmi, Head of Govt affairs/ Director Human Resource Coca Cola (Pakistan & Afghanistan region), called on DG PDMA Sindh Syed Salman Shah at his office.

Karachi :


Dr Faisal Hashmi, Head of Govt affairs/ Director Human Resource Coca Cola (Pakistan & Afghanistan region), called on DG PDMA Sindh Syed Salman Shah at his office and handed over 2000 ration bags for the victims of torrential rains and flood.
DG PDMA Sindh Syed Salman Shah thanked Mr Hashmi for the support in hard times and assured him about the transparent distribution of rations amongst affectees.


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19th September 2020


Country Director World Food Program Chris Kaye called on DG PDMA Sindh at his office to discuss ongoing relief ops for rains and flood.

Karachi :


Country Director World Food Program Chris Kaye called on DG PDMA Sindh at his office to discuss ongoing relief ops for rains and flood. DG PDMA thanked WFP for their support in relief operations and provision of ration bags for the affectees.
Furthermore, both Organizations agreed upon to continue the cooperation for rehabilitation of disaster affectees.


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16th September 2020


PDMA Sindh dispatch additional relief items to districts Jamshoro, Badin, Sanghar, Tharparkar & Umerkot.


PDMA Sindh dispatch additional relief items to districts Jamshoro, Badin, Sanghar, Tharparkar & Umerkot. Items including more than 10000 ration bags and more than 3000 tents were handed over to DDMA’s/District Administrations for distribution amongst rain and flood affectees.




13th September 2020


PDMA Sindh has dispatched additional 1000 tents to Mirpurkhas

Mirpurkhas :


PDMA Sindh has dispatched additional 1000 tents to Mirpurkhas to be distributed amongst rain affectees through DC/Chairman DDMA Mirpurkhas.


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13th September 2020


PDMA Sindh has dispatched additional 5000 mosquito nets to District Umerkot.

Umerkot :


PDMA Sindh has dispatched additional 5000 mosquito nets to District Umerkot. These items would be handed to D.C/Chairman DDMA Umerkot for distribution amongst rain affectees.


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10th September 2020


DG PDMA Syed Salman Shah briefing Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah about joint food distribution of WFP and PDMA with DDMA.

Umerkot :


DG PDMA Syed Salman Shah briefing Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah about joint food distribution of WFP and PDMA with DDMA.


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10th September 2020


PDMA Sindh in relief operations of collapsed building at Korangi, Karachi.

Karachi :


PDMA Sindh in relief operations of collapsed building at Korangi, Karachi. 4 floor + 1 shade building. The incident took place at 2.45 pm today. Initial reports 5 families were inside, 7 people recovered alive with injuries, 4 dead bodies recovered.


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09th September 2020


Visit of Chairman PPP Mr. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari , Chief Ministor Murad Ali Shah , along with Minister Rehabilitation Mr. Faraz Dero and DG PDMA Sindh Syed Salman Shah to Khipro city relief camp for flood affectes.

Sanghar :


Visit of Chairman PPP Mr. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari , Chief Ministor Murad Ali Shah , along with Minister Rehabilitation Mr. Faraz Dero and DG PDMA Sindh Syed Salman Shah to Khipro city relief camp for flood affectees. Three such camps are established in Khipro city with 500 families in each camp.


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18th August 2020


Relief items being despatched to flood affected areas.

Sanghar :


Relief items being despatched to flood affected areas.


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08th September 2020


Dispach Dewatering machines and boats

Sanghar :


PDMA Sindh dispached Dewatering machines and boats khipro city sanghar.


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18th August 2020


Meeting of KEREC at PDMA head office

Karachi :


Meeting of KEREC committee to review draft Radiological Emergency Plan for K2 project chaired by Director Operations KHI (Mr. Shafiq Ahmad Shaikh).


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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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