To achieve sustainable social, economic and environmental development in Pakistan through reducing risks and vulnerabilities, particularly those of the poor and marginalized groups, and by effectively responding to and recovering from all types of disasters events.
To manage complete spectrum of disasters by adopting a disaster risk reduction perspective in development planning at all levels, and through enhancing institutional capacities for disaster preparedness, response and recovery.
NDMA aims to develop sustainable operational capacity and professional competence to undertake the following task:-
Complete spectrum of disaster risk management at national level.
Act as Secretariat of the NDMC to facilitate implementation of DRM strategies.
Map all hazards in the Country and conduct risk analysis on a regular basis.
Develop guidelines and standards for national and provincial stakeholders regarding their role in disaster risk management.
Ensure establishment of DM Authorities and Emergency Operations Centres at provincial, district and municipal levels in hazard-prone areas.
Provide technical assistance to federal ministries, departments and provincial DM authorities for disaster risk management initiatives.
Organize training and awareness raising activities for capacity development of stakeholders, particularly in hazard-prone areas.
Collect, analyze process, and disseminate inter-sectoral information required in an all hazards management approach.
Ensure appropriate regulations are framed to develop disaster response volunteer teams.
Create requisite environment for participation of media in DRM activities.
Serve as the lead agency for NGOs to ensure their performance matches accepted international standards, e.g. the SPHERE standards.
Serve as the lead agency for international cooperation in disaster risk management. This will particular include, information sharing, early warning, surveillance, joint training, and common standards and protocols required for regional and international cooperation.
Coordinate emergency response of federal government in the event of a national level disaster through the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC).
Require any government department or agency to make available such men or resources as are available for the purpose of emergency response, rescue and relief.
Spokesman of PMD-Cyclone Warning Centre, Karachi informed that deep Depression over the East-central Arabian Sea has intensified into Cyclonic Storm "NISARGA" and lay centred at 1700PST, the 2nd June near Latitude 15.8N and Longitude 71.4E, at a distance of about 1100km southeast of Karachi. Maximum sustained surface winds around the system centre are 60-70 km/hour gusting 80km/hr with sea condition rough/very rough. TC "NISARGA" is likely to intensify further into a Severe Cyclonic Storm (SCS) by tonight and move towards North initially and then re-curve North-eastwards toward South Gujarat coast, India.
Currently none of Pakistan coastal area is under threat from this system. Fishermen of Sindh are however advised to remain careful and not to venture in deep sea till 4 June. Note: All concerned authorities of Sindh province are requested to remain alert during coming days regarding the impact of TC NISARGA.