Sameer Nazir
KARACHI: Director General PDMA, Sindh Syed Salman Shah along with his team other functionaries of District Administration Shikarpur and Kashmore visited Relef Camps established in Chak of District Shikarpur and New Torri Bund and Rlief Camps established in District Kashmore @ Kandhkot.
The Director General directed the revenue official to setup tent city instead of using school premises as Relief Camps.
Syed Salman Shah said that PDMA Sindh is taking all out efforts for the people who are in process of being evacuated from Katcha area of 06 flood prone Districts adding PDMA is constantly providing relief items to districts a per their demands received from Local District Administrations. He said that 1500 tents have been provided to administrations of flood prone districts.
The Director General PDMA, Syed Salman Shah has informed that as per the report of Pakistan Meteorological Department of 15th September 2014, the water inflow in Guddu Barrage is recorded at 2 lacs 60 thousand Cusecs and 2 lacs 38 thousand cusecs outflow recorded. The water inflow in Sukkur Barrage is one lac 50 thousands cusecs while outflow is 96 thousand cusecs. He further informed that water flow normally at Kotri Barrage where inflow recorded 24 thousands cusecs.
Meanwhile, the camp office established by PDMA Sindh at Sukkur is working in close coordination with Local Administration of food prone districts, while Provincial Emergency Operation Center (PEOC) is functional round the clock at PDMA Headquarter, Karachi with telephone numbers: 021-99239524 and 021-99251458


Sameer Nazir
KARACHI: Provincial Minister for Information and Local Government Sharjeel Innam Memon has directed all the local bodies to make a detailed contingency plan of cleanliness and lifting of ofals during the three days of Eidul Azha and submit the same for his approval.
Issuing directives to the local bodies, he said that a detailed list of garbage lifting vehicles/refuse vehicles available with them along with on road and off road. “I want the reasons of the vehicles off the road, therefore a separate column may be included” he directed
The Minister also directed the local bodies of Karachi to provide him a detailed report on the cleanliness/ excavation of the storm water drains/ nalas within three days.
‎It may be noted that the KMC had launched cleanliness drive of nalas recently.

Stern action ordered against hacking of 250 trees

Sameer Nazir
KARACHI: Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui has shown annoyance against a builder for hacking 250 saplings in Gulistan-e-Jauhar, ordered stern action against him and also sought his production before the court of special magistrate.
The commissioner Karachi said no person or department would be allowed to cut a tree without any reason, because due to increasing pollution, maximum number of trees was needed to be planted so as to make Karachi city clean and green.
He said while presiding over a meeting called in this regard. The meeting was also attended by Director Local Government at Commissioner Office Ms Rubina Asif, Focal Person Afaq Ahmed, President National Form for Environment and Health (NFEH) Naeem Qureshi, Advocate Nadeem Shaikh, Marium Nadir, Rashid Ansari, Director Media Commissioner Karachi Mohammad Shabih Siddiqui and DFO Forest Fayaz Ahmed.
The commissioner said: “The process of planting 300,000 trees in the city is ongoing on and in this regard, 50 percent target has been achieved. The planting of saplings on daily basis is ongoing consistently.”
Siddiqui said planted trees should be looked after with proper care, otherwise, they would dry after one year.
According to international standard the area for forest in the country is already very less and due to non-breading of plants, forest area is rapidly decreasing, Siddiqui said. He lauded the struggle being carried out by NFEH for tree plantation and environment conservation.
NFEH President Naeem Qureshi said 80,000 remaining saplings would also be planted in Karachi in collaboration with different commercial organizations. He said a factory had dumped toxic material on planted saplings in green belt of Korangi on Das Hazar Road as a result, all the plants had burnt.
The commissioner Karachi directed that new saplings should be got planted by the guilty factory owner and he should be bounded to look after these plants.
He said all the industrial enterprises should show the evidence of being environment friendly by ensuring proper care of saplings planted inside their factories because it was not responsibility of an individual or an entity but all of us.
In the meeting, concern was also shown over the companies who do not plant saplings according to the accord. It urged companies to fulfill the accord.

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