Gilgit - Baltistan

Disaster Mitigation: Provincial Control Room established in Gilgit

With reporting by Abdul Rehman Bukhari & Farman Karim 

Gilgit, September 6: The Gilgit-Baltistan Disaster Management Authority (GBDMA) has decided to work round-the-clock, in three shifts, in view of the disastrous impact of the torrential rainfall throughout the region.

According to a message shared by the Director General of GBDMA, the control room has been established in Jutial, Gilgit, to ensure smooth coordination between different government departments and other humanitarian actors.

Emergency landline, mobile and fax numbers have been designated for coordinating the humanitarian crisis, after the death of at least 11 people in two incidents in Baltistan and Diamer, during the last two days.

These numbers can be used to reach the GBDMA control room in Gilgit.

Phone Numbers: 05811 920974 & 05811 922030
Cell Numbers: 0314 5100181 (AD GBDMA), 0355 5550875 (AO GBDMA), 0322 4349252 (DG GBDMA)
Fax Number: 05811 920875

The GBDMA has also sent relief items to different valleys, an official told Pamir Times, to help the disaster hit families.

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