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Specialised training of mediapersons on disaster reporting needed

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: During disasters, more lives are lost due to panic created mainly by a huge communication gap between the media and disaster management authorities. In times, it also becomes difficult to reach people affected by disasters. And so, there is a need to prepare mediapersons for a proper disaster reporting. This was agreed by participants […]

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PMD launches phone-based weather information service

Pakistan Press Foundation

Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has launched district wide phone-based weather information service on Friday, with the collaboration of Centre for Language Engineering (CLE) of University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore. The weather Iinformation system was inaugurated by Chairman NDMA Major General Asghar Nawaz. Dr Ghulam Rasul, Director General PMD, Dr Sarmad Hussain and Dr […]

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NDMA abandons two journalists at Nepal airport

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Two journalists of Jang Group, who were taken by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) along to Nepal for coverage of Pakistani relief activities in the quake-hit areas, were abandoned on the airport on their way back when the NDMA’s chartered plane refused to board any civilian. Obaid Abrar Khan of The News and […]

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Move to cut cell phone, internet services in national emergencies

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ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to cut use of cell phones and internet services during any national emergency declared by the federal or provincial government. This will be achieved through regulations introduced under the upcoming telecommunication policy. “Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) with the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) will develop regulations, and licensees will adopt […]

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Sensitisation: Workshop focuses on disaster management

Workshop aims to sensitise PDMA and DDMA on disaster risk reduction. LAHORE: The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), in collaboration with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)–Pakistan, arranged a two-day workshop on Disaster Risk Management–Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction into Development at a local hotel here on Saturday. NDMA Chairman Maj Gen Saeed Aleem was the […]

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