Pak to get minute-to-minute info on river flow from India

June 18th, 2009 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad, June 18 (ANI): In an effort to minimize damage caused by floods in the country, Pakistan has made arrangements with India to receive minute-to-minute detailed information about river flows in the north-western parts of the country.

In an inter-provincial meeting of the Federal Flood Commission here, Pakistan Minister for Water and Power, Raja Pervez Ashraf, was told by the Indus Waters Commissioner that adequate arrangements have been made for receiving up-to-the-minute flood flow data of Indian rivers crossing over into Pakistan.

The meeting also reviewed various measures undertaken by the federal and provincial departments to manage the increased volumes of water flow during the monsoon season.

During the meeting, Ashraf asked the top officials of the Meteorological Department to assist all other concerned departments through timely and accurate weather forecasts, The Dawn reports.

Ashraf said the government is eager to provide all possible resources for the implementation of flood management measures on a large and long term scale. (ANI)

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