NDMA finalises plans to tackle flash flooding


National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has finalised a contingency plan in collaboration with Provincial Disaster Management Authorities (PDMAs) to cope with any calamity in case of flash flooding in vulnerable areas of the country.

An official of NDMA said that the district authorities have been directed to remain alert and finalise contingency plans for initiating immediate relief activities in the flash flood hit areas. The authorities of vulnerable districts have been directed to strengthen coordination mechanism and continue their preparedness.

He said, “NDMA was actively pursuing a proactive approach for disaster management. A number of meetings have so far been held for monsoon preparedness.” He said the NDMA chairman attended a preparatory meeting of PDMA, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa where relevant measures to address the issue of flooding were discussed.

All departments particularly Pakistan Meteorological department (PMD), PDMA Punjab, irrigation departments, health departments and divisional commissioners have already given detailed presentations of measures and plans put in place for managing any possible disaster situation.

A similar high level meeting was also held in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan and Balochistan.


  1. Dear Sir one of the major reason for flash Floods in the Leh Nullah is the encroachment of Land along this Nullah in the E -11 Sector of Islamabad where Owners of Marriage Halls have narrowed the banks of this Nullah to grab Land for their use and making Carparks . The District Administration of Islamabad is either unaware or oblivious of this development. which has obviously been done Illegally .
    This selfish move on the part of Marriage hall owners has led to loss of property and endangered lives of people.I request that Immediate remedial action be initiated by CDA and punitive action may also be initiated against the persons who have committed this crime.

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