No ban on local NGOs working in flood-hit areas of Balochistan: National Disaster Management Authority
QUETTA: The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Chairman Dr Zafar Iqbal Qadir has said there is no ban on local non-governmental organisations working in flood-hit areas of Balochistan.
Addressing a news conference at Quetta Press Club and later talking to APP here on Friday, he said “We have not imposed ban on local NGOs of initiating relief work in flood-stricken districts of Balochistan,” he said, adding that however, foreign donor agencies and NGOs would have to get permission from NDMA and Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) in this regard. Director General PDMA, Tahir Munir Menhas was also present on this occasion. The NDMA chief said that if foreign donor agencies and NGOs wanted to carryout relief work in flood-hit districts of Balochistan including Jaffarabad, Nasirabad, Jhal Magsi and others, then they would have to get permission from NDMA and PDMA in this connection.
He added that after getting approval from the relevant government authorities, foreign donors and NGOs could distribute the relief goods which already available in their stock adding that however, NDMA and PDMA would devise plan, under which the foreign donors and NGOs would be given areas to distribute relief goods.