Monsoon emergency helpline ‘16’ becomes functional: PMD

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ISLAMABAD, July 06 (Online): Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has said an emergency helpline number ’16’ has become functional and section 144 is being imposed near rivers and dams during the current spell of monsoon.

In an interview, PMD Director Dr. Zaheer Ahmad Baber said that all concerned authorities have been advised to remain vigilant and take precautionary measures during the forecast period.

He said the caller will only have to dial-16 and it will be routed to the concerned flood emergency response department.