Construction of big dams need of hour: Mukhtar Ahmed

ISLAMABAD:Spokesman to National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Brig Mukhtar Ahmed on Friday stressed the need for constructing big dams in the country to avoid disaster.

Pakistan had to loss worth billions of rupees due to hydrological disaster, he said while talking

to a news channel.

The work on small dams was being carried out in Balochistan and other parts of the provinces, he said.

Met Office was providing information to NDMA about weather change or raining in any parts of the country,

he said. The concerned department was working on early warning system, he said.

To a question he said that National Institute of Disaster Management would be established for knowledge sharing and research work.

Director General of Environment Change, Irfan Tariq said that federal and provincial governments were working to expand the network for tree plantation in potential areas to address the problem of climate change.

He stressed the need for protecting the natural resources in the country.