CS seeks strict coordination to tackle upcoming monsoon season

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Sindh Chief Secretary Muhammad Siddiq Memon has advised the secretaries of the home, health, irrigation and local government departments and all divisional commissioners to ensure strict disciplinary coordination and liaison with PDMA (provincial disaster management authority) in view of the coming monsoon 2015.

He categorically noted that acute measures must be adopted to combat the monsoon with a view to save the precious human lives, livestock and properties in the best and larger national interest.

He expressed these views while presiding over a high-level meeting in Sindh Secretariat on Tuesday which reviewed the state of preparedness and contingencies planning for monsoon season 2015. The meeting was attended by Chairman NDMA (National Disaster Management Authority), SMBR/Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui, Additional Chief Secretary Planning & Development Muhammad Waseem, secretaries of agriculture, health, home, local government, irrigation and director general PDMA, commissioners of Hyderabad, Sukkur, Larkana, Mirpurkhas and SBA (Shaheed Benaziarabad).

The chief secretary asked the administrative secretaries and commissioners to strategically resolve the issues linked to the monsoon and mutually cooperate. He specifically directed the KMC administrator to keep Karachi clean in all circumstances despite pressure and stress by using available resources. There should be no negligence to this effect, he emphasised.

NDMA Chairman Maj Gen Asghar Nawaz apprised the meeting that all out efforts were being made to combat the monsoon 2015 and every possible assistance would be furnished to the provinces in due course. He, however, desired the requirements systematically.

PDMA DG Salman Shah made a presentation on the preparedness of the assignment to combat the monsoon with a request that the line department must be on alert to cope with any untoward situation and to prepare contingencies plan.

Concluding the discussion, Muhammad Siddiq Memon stressed the need for reasonable liaison with all nation building departments and expected that all line departments shall devotedly and zealously look into the maters for their purposeful solution. He desired that every body should remain on alert and keep in view that as per recent years experience.