- Prime Minister for designing int'l standard flood relief dashboard for credibility, coordination
Prime Minister For Designing Int'l Standard Flood Relief Dashboard For Credibility, Coordination
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday directed the authorities concerned to improve the flood relief digital dashboard by adding more required features believing that a dashboard of international standard would ensure better coordination among institutions and enhance the country's credibility
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 3rd Oct, 2022 ) :Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday directed the authorities concerned to improve the flood relief digital dashboard by adding more required features believing that a dashboard of international standard would ensure better coordination among institutions and enhance the country's credibility.
The prime minister, in a briefing on the dashboard being developed to provide real time information about the flood relief support and its usage, instructed to add more features like the weather alert and others to make it a "world class" platform containing all relevant information.
"We should design a dashboard which the whole nation should be proud of," said the prime minister, who would formally inaugurate the facility on Monday.
The prime minister exemplified a dashboard on dengue outbreak by the Punjab government during his stint as chief minister, which, he said, had got international recognition as it had contained all the relevant information like the hotspots and the provided facilities.
He pointed out the shortcomings in the design and called for further improvements to enable it to meet the nation's needs, and effectively reflect the coordinated efforts being made by the government for relief and rehabilitation of the flood-stricken people.
Prime Minister Shehbaz said the flood relief dashboard must contain all the relevant information about every item - where the relief items like quilts and baby food were sent and where the same came from.
The prime minister said the government would hold a conference on Thursday inviting friendly countries and international organizations extending flood relief support to brief them about the latest situation and the country's future needs.
Briefing the meeting, Chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority Lt General Akhtar Nawaz said currently around 80,000 more tents were required in the flood-hit areas.
He said as per a survey, the flood-hit people had prioritized food over health and shelter which necessitated measures to arrange food for the flood survivors.
Chairman of the National Highway Authority Khurram Agha told the meeting that the flood-hit communication network had been restored.
He said during the rehabilitation process, the NHA was prioritizing the routes of key importance, particularly those connecting the provinces.