NDMA’s relief, rehabilitation of distressed people commendable: Dar

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Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar has appreciated the National Disaster Management Authorities (NDMA) for relief and rehabilitation of distressed people affected in the devastating natural disasters.

He was speaking during a meeting with Chairman NDMA Lt. Gen. Inam Haider Malik HI(M) and his team who called on him at Finance Division on Friday.

The meeting was also attended by Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Ahsan Iqbal Chaudhry, SAPM on Finance Mr. Tariq Bajwa, SAPM on Revenue Mr. Tariq Mehmood Pasha, Special Secretary Finance and senior officers from Finance and NDMA attended the meeting.

Chairman NDMA Lt. Gen. Inam Haider Malik HI(M) briefed the meeting through a presentation on existing working structure of NDMA with pre and post disaster preparedness. The meeting was apprised of NDMA’s responses during Covid-19 and recent devastating monsoons rains and flood in the country. The Chairman also highlighted remodeling of Disaster response regime from a reactive to a proactive organization to minimize the damages caused by the natural disasters in future.

Finance Minster Ishaq Dar appreciated the disaster preparedness responses and NDMA’s remodeling of disaster response to save Pakistan. In his concluding remarks, the Chairman NDMA thanked the Finance Minister for cooperation.—INP