PRESS RELEASE (Journalism Assignment)


LAUNCHED, 10 August 2010.

The Launching Ceremony of Provincial Disaster Risk Management Plan for Sindh was held on August 12th in a local hotel.

“With the implementation of this plan it is hoped that a disaster prevention frame work will be put in place across the province which will help in protecting the lives of people as well as vital infrastructure against impending disasters, it will also put in place effective mechanisms of preparedness and mitigation against multiple hazards, the plan also envisages how to manage an emergency response in an effective and timely manner he added,” said Senior Member Board of Revenue Mr. Ghulam Ali Pasha. He further stated that it has been Sindh Revenue Department endeavor to develop the Provincial Disaster Management Authority into a responsive and smart organization with strong linkages and partnerships in order to make the lives of our people and our province safe.

Senior Member National Disaster Management Authority,Mr. Shaukat Nawaz Tahir in his speech thanked UNDP, NDMA and others for their effects in making of this Disaster Risk Management Plan of Sindh and hoped that all provincial stake holders would follow the strategic direction given in the plan to make SindhProvince safer from Disaster Risks. Mr. Ghulam Mustafa Abro made a presentation of the plan and stated that an action plan has also been made and further this project is first of its kind in Pakistan. Minister Revenue Jam Mahtab Hussad Dahar has congratulated the officers of Board of Revenue and of Provincial Disaster Management Authority for their achievement and efforts that has given Sindh Province the distinction of being the ris to launch such project and hoped that all stake holders will extend their support to strengthen the disaster Management capability of Government of Sindh.

 The launching was well attended amongst other by officials of Board of Revenue DCO’s ofThatta and Umerkot, and by secretaries of various department. HANOUT NO. 705/09 (IHB) .


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