Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Khan Buzdar today visited the head office of Provincial Disaster Management Authority in Lahore today.
He inspected various sections of the control room and also watched the early warning system and the media watch room set up for keeping an eye on the relevant news.
Provincial Minister Mian Khalid Mehmood and DG PDMA Raja Khurram Shahzad briefed the Chief Minister about the role played by the PDMA to cope with any disaster or emergency situation.
Later, the Chief Minister also presided over a meeting in which setting up of district-level PDMA control rooms was decided.
He assured that allowances and other resources will be provided to the PDMA staff. Introduction of drain water harvesting technology was also reviewed for the drainage of rainwater and the proposal of implementing groundwater recharging system in urban areas was discussed as well.
The Chief Minister said that the scope of PDMA will be extended to districts in phases and assured that required resources will be provided. He said that an early warning system should be made more effective to deal with the threat of hill-torrents and other natural calamities. Provincial Minister for Disaster Management Mian Muhammad Khalid Mehmood, SMBR and others attended the meeting.