Measures to Deal with Potential Hazards of Monsoon Rains & Floods

Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Nadeem Aslam Chaudhry presided over a meeting on preventive measures to avoid monsoon rains and flood damages. All institutions should complete the preliminary measures in time to avoid damages due to stormy rains, wind, and floods, the chief secretary said. The chief secretary was informed that in the PDWP meeting, the most necessary projects to deal with the flood situation have been approved. Measures should be taken in view of the arrival of tourists in the tourist districts the chief secretary said.

Additional Chief Secretary, Secretary Irrigation, Relief, C&W including Army, FC, Rescue, and PDMA officials participated in the meeting while commissioners and deputy commissioners participated through a video link.

the chief secretary said that cracks in safety dams in Nowshera should be repaired immediately. The construction of safety dams and safety arrangements along the Swat River were reviewed in the meeting. the chief secretary was briefed that steps are being taken to restore the road passing through Bahrain Bazar in Swat. the chief secretary said that the availability of funds for flood prevention is being ensured. Necessary measures were reviewed in areas where there is a risk of flash floods including Chitral, Swat, DI Khan, Tank, Charsadda, and Nowshera. the chief secretary said that in flood-prone districts, the administration should ensure adequate stock of food items, petrol, and medicines in advance. In the meeting, a briefing was given on Monsoon Plan and Urban Flooding Plan by the Relief Department. the chief secretary said that the availability of swimmers including sandbags, life jackets, boats, dewatering pumps, and other necessary equipment and machinery should be ensured. he further added that timely measures are necessary to minimize the damages caused by climate change.


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