July 18. Speakers in a seminar stressed need to strictly check out the disaster contingency plan of the district prepared by district administration while ensure also implementation on it strictly as well as masses should be aware of the plan. A day seminar on the topic of status of contingency planning in district Mirpurkhas was organized jointly by participatory development initiatives PDI and Oxfam at local hotel here on Wednesday. Additional deputy commissioner Mirpurkhas ii, Agha Nabeel Akhtar said that natural disasters increasing in the world as recently different countries were already facing flood and other kind of disasters. He expressed that there were different causes of disasters including increasing temperature of earth and melting of ice of mountains. He told that state was help within its resources to the disaster victims while provided infrastructures, constructions of dams, roads, electricity, food etc. However all the masses should be aware already the risk of disaster and face bravely any disaster by adopting precautionary measures. Inamullah Khan of Save the children NGO, said that sofar breaches of LBOD drains could not completely be plugged by irrigation drainage department in district Mirpurkhas and district administration should provide correct map of district Mirpurkhas for preparation of any kind of plant . He said that 40 raise platform were being constructed at different places to save the masses from any flood condition by Save the children while raises schools were also being provided facilities including bathrooms, drinking water etc sothat in future IDPs could get basic facilities in flood camps . Director Jagirta organization Khalid Babbar said that district administration did not take into confidence to the masses and civil society in preparing the contingency plan of the district while he expressed his grievances regarding ongoing desilting work of LBOD drains and Natural ways of water. Ameer Ali Shar of Bhandar Hari Sangat alleged that mostly administrative officers were corrupt and they were unable to implement on contingency plan with sincerity while stressed need to own the problems even on village level to face any kind of disasters. He further said that people should themselves act for their safety during any disaster. Research officer of PTI, Mohammad Saleem Abbasi said that government had prepared contingency plan but there were some mistakes as did not show allocation of budget etc while local last year flood affected people were not aware of it. District officer social welfare Khair Mohammad Dahri, Qamaruddin Shaikh and others also spoke.
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