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  • Pakistan 8th among 10 countries prone to quakes, floods: NDMA

    ISLAMABAD: Chairman of the National Disaster Manage­ment Authority (NDMA) Major General Asghar Nawaz said on Monday that Pakistan was prone to earthquakes and floods and faced enormous challenges in view of climate change...

    Speaking at the inaugural session of a media workshop on reporting disasters organised by the NDMA, he said, Pakistan stood eighth among 10 high- risk countries with respect to climate change...

  • Rain, flash floods claim 43 lives across country: NDMA report

    At least 43 people have lost their lives so far due to monsoon rainfall and the flooding caused by it, according to a report published by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)...

    The NDMA has also recorded the deaths of four children in Waziristan over the last 24 hours due to rain and flooding...

  • Aiming to acquire 10,000 ventilators to increase Pakistan's capacity, says NDMA chairperson

    National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Chairman Lt Gen Muhammad Afzal told the media on Tuesday that he meant to acquire 10,000 additional ventilators over the next few months in order to cope with any health crisis, such as the Covid-19 pandemic...

    While addressing the media at a news briefing alongside Prime Minister Imran Khan, Afzal revealed that there were around 2,200 ventilators across Pakistan at the moment...

  • Flooding, locust threats loom over Pakistan, says NDMA chief

    ISLAMABAD: Apart from coronavirus pandemic, two more threats — locust attack and possible flooding — are looming over Pakis­tan and the authorities have been working on measures to cou­nter all of them, said Nat­ional Disaster Manage­ment Authority (NDMA) Cha­­irman Lt Gen Moham­mad Afzal on Tuesday...

    Addressing a press conference, the NDMA chief said that operations against locusts had already been under way while the NDMA was also...

  • Pakistan returns Indian arrested in 2012

    Lahore: Pakistan authorities returned an Indian prisoner to authorities of India’s Border Security Force (BSF) at the Wagah border crossing on Monday...

    According to an official, Ghulam Qadir had crossed the Line of Control in Kashmir and entered the Pakistan territory illegally in 2012...

  • 81 killed in rain-related incidents in 22 days: NDMA

    The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Monday reported that 81 people, including children and women, were killed in rain-related accidents across the country during the last 22 days...

    The NDMA report shows that all rivers were flowing at normal levels; however, low to medium flooding is expected at Nullahs of the Chenab...

  • PM directs NDMA, provinces to take precautionary measures as monsoon approaches

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed authorities to take preparatory measures as the opening spell of monsoon season starts this week in Pakistan, Radio Pakistan reported on Wednesday...

    The premier directed National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and all provincial governments to undertake precautionary measures to contain any potential damage caused by the rains...

  • NDMA convenes meeting to discuss preparations for monsoon showers

    The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Thursday convened a meeting on the directives of the prime minister to discuss and review preparations for the monsoon season...

    Chaired by NDMA Chairman Omar Mahmood Hayat, the meeting discussed strategies to counter possible emergency situations resulting from monsoon rains...

  • NDMA says 17 districts are ‘extremely vulnerable’

    ISLAMABAD: The National Disaster Manage­ment Authority (NDMA) said on Tuesday that 17 of the country’s 157 districts were “extremely vulnerable” to natural disasters...

    This was stated by Ahmed Kamal, a member of NDMA’s disaster risk reduction team at a seminar on climate change and its consequences organised by the German Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung foundation...

  • NDMA chief warns of more aftershocks, landslides

    ISLAMABAD: Warning that more aftershocks of varying intensity could strike at any time, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Chairman Maj Gen Asghar Nawaz said the threat of landsliding still loomed over the mountainous areas due to large-scale movement of glaciers and rock formations...

    He said old buildings that had developed cracks had been identified and the NDMA had proposed a legislation to declare the violation of...

  • NDMA, Unicef sign deal for child disaster risk reduction plan

    ISLAMABAD: The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) signed on Tuesday a joint work plan to promote a child-centred disaster risk reduction approach in Pakistan...

    The work plan, signed by NDMA Chairman Maj-Gen Asghar Nawaz and acting Unicef Representative Cris Munduate, focuses on the promotion of child-centred disaster risk reduction through child-inclusive risk assessment;...

  • NDMA issues flood alerts to provinces

    ISLAMABAD: The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has issued alerts to the government agencies concerned and provincial disaster management authorities (PDMAs) for a possible flood in River Indus and heavy rains in different parts of the country...

    According to a statement issued on Sunday, the NDMA has provided rescue boats to the PDMAs of Sindh and Punjab...

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