Pre-flood meeting: Bilawal for zero tolerance to negligence during calamities


Karachi: Pakistan Peoples’ Party Patron-in-Chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari chaired a meeting on flood preparedness and requested Chief Minister Sindh to direct the administration to have zero tolerance to any delinquency or negligence in dealing with any natural calamity arising out of the coming monsoon season in the province.

The briefing was arranged at Bilawal House Wednesday by Sindh government for the Patron-In-Chief to apprise him about the preparations by different concerned departments to face the situation following monsoon.

The meeting was attended among others by Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Hashaam Riaz Sheikh, Chief of Staff Chairman PPP, Minister for works and services Mir Hazar Khan Bijrani, Minister for local Government Sharjeel Inam Memon, Minister for Agriculture Ali Nawaz Mehar, Finance advisor Murad Ali Shah, P. Secretary to CM Rai Sikander, Chief Secretary Sajjad Salim Hotiana, Secretary Health, Secretary Works & Services, Secretary Local Government, Secretary Agriculture, Secretary Planning & Development, Secretary Finance, Home Secretary, Commissioner Karachi, Commissioner Sukkur, Commissioner Hyderabad, Commissioner Larkana and Commissioner Mirpur Khas, Relief Commissioner, DG PDMA, Media Advisor Jameel Soomro and Chief Metrologist.

On the occasion, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari stressed for a monsoon contingency plan and better coordination among the concerned departments besides establishment of flood monitoring cell. He said there should be clear demarcation of responsibility of each department and authority while role of Irrigation Department remains key in case of floods ,he requested CM Sindh to take public representatives on board and form committees to prevent deliberate breaches as well as. Strict law will be introduced and measures will be taken against those who are found guilty of breaches, he added. PPP Patron-In-Chief said rescue and rehabilitation plans should also be ready though the Met office has predicted 40% less rains during coming monsoon.

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