Aerial support to be sought from NDMA for combating large scale fires in future: CDA Chairman.

ISLAMABAD -- Capital Development Authority (CDA) Chairman Amer Ali Ahmed on Monday said aerial support would be sought from National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in future to combat the large scale fire in mountains and forests.

'It is very difficult to put out fires in forests and mountains and in most places it is almost impossible for human beings to reach it, therefore in future aerial support from NDMA will be sought to combat large scale fire,' he said presiding over a special meeting to review current situation in the Margalla Hills and fire management plan.

The chairman said mountains and forests were the beauty of Islamabad and their protection was one of the top priority of the organization. All possible steps would be taken to maintain the city's beauty, he added.

The meeting was attended by officers of the relevant departments including Chairman Wildlife Management Board, DC Islamabad, Member Environment, Member Engineering, DG Environment, Director Environment (Regional), Director Emergency and Disaster Management, Director MPO.

Amer Ali directed the departments concerned that operation...

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