Government of Balochistan has allocated Rs 1 Billion to PDMA to meet the food requirements specially covering livestock sector and food packages for the affectees of drought in the province. More »
Organized by National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), Pakistan and Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), Balochistan. More »
Scoping Workshop on Hazard & Risk Assessment of Quetta More »
Unfortunately Balochistan has remained prone to many natural and manmade disasters like drought earthquake, floods etc. After the dangerous spell of drought (1997 to 2003), the province of Balochistan is again passing through another developing spell of drought affecting specially the sectors like papules livestock, agriculture and overall the economic scenario of the province. Comprehensive Assessment of drought has been ordered and will be conducted by the respective Deputy Commissioners of the respective districts in coordination with relevant line departments.
Severe Tropical Cyclone (Nilofar) in Arabian Sea has intensified into a Very Severe Tropical Cyclone and is now located at Lat. 15.8°N and Long. 61.8°E, about 1120 km in southwest of Karachi and 1030 Km south of Gawadar. The Cyclone would continue to move in northwest direction today with a speed of 06 Km/hour and is expected to re-curve northeastwards (towards adjoining coastal areas of Lower Sindh and Indian Gujrat) on Wednesday. At present the estimated central pressure of Cyclone is 990 hpa and the average sustained wind speed around is 90-100 gusting up to 110 Knots.
Under the influence of this Cyclone, widespread rain/thundershowers with isolated heavy/very heavy falls accompanied by strong gusty winds are expected in Lower Sindh including Karachi and Coastal Areas of Balochistan during Wednesday (night) to Friday.