PM directs authorities to prepare flood control plan

PM Shehbaz

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Monday directed the authorities concerned to prepare a robust National Flood Control Plan after due diligence and consulting with the international experts in the field.

The Prime Minister also directed to constitute a committee to present a viable plan for the improvement of drainage system in the country in order to minimise the damages inflicted by floods in the future.

He gave these directions while chairing the first meeting of National Flood Response & Coordination Centre (NFRCC) at Earthquake Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Authority (ERRA) Headquarters here.

He said efficient drainage system and disaster-resistant infrastructure was critical to protect country against natural disasters.

The Prime Minister asked the provincial chief secretaries to ensure effective implementation of the zoning laws and regulations on land use in river bed to avoid any such catastrophe in the future.—APP


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