KARACHI: National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) chairman Lt-Gen Muhammad Afzal on Friday said that climate change was exacerbating natural disasters.

Presiding over a meeting at the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Sindh, he said that full cooperation would be given to the PDMA Sindh in its efforts to cope with disasters, according to a statement.

NDMA chairman said that the natural flow had been disrupted due to encroachments on canal banks and other places. He asked the officials concerned to keep an eye on areas with major chances of floods and ensure resolution of issues of locals in the said areas.

Published in Dawn, June 29th, 2019