Flood Relief Mission
Since mid-June 2022, Pakistan has been drenched by extreme monsoon rains that have led to the country’s worst flooding in a decade, causing loss of human lives and substantial damage to public and private property. Demonstrating solidarity during this national level crisis, MPCL instantly responded to this calamity in its own area of responsibility. The flood relief mission was carried with MPCL field teams and in coordination with Army Relief Centers to stand by the affectees of this natural calamity.
Flood Relief Strategy. In response to the calamity, MPCL devised a two-pronged strategy;
- Flood relief contribution in coordination with Army Relief Centers.
- Direct engagement with local affectees by mobilizing MPCL field teams and
Cardinals of Flood Relief Strategy
- Focus on immediate humanitarian assistance to local communities in MPCL’s operational areas.
- Integrate and synchronize indigenous flood relief efforts with established Army relief apparatus.
- Early restoration of MPCL’s operations adversely affected in Balochistan and at Mari
- Damage Assessment of all field locations of MPCL was immediately undertaken and indigenous resources were mobilized to rehabilitate the critical infrastructure and equipment.
- Emergency response plan was initiated to curtail the impact of rain up to minimum level by clearing the storm water drainage channels, dewatering pumps running condition & stand by generator arrangements, electrical distribution and junction boxes safety surveys.
- To prevent electrocution after rain, an inspection strategy was started to inspect all electrical equipment. Awareness sessions for MPCL employees and contractors on rain and thunderstorm.
- Immediate humanitarian assistance was accorded to the local population residing within our operational areas by providing rations, clean drinking water, tents, mosquito nets, and blankets. Moreover, free medical camps were immediately established in different areas of Balochistan and Sindh, in coordination with Army and District Internally displaced personnel in camps at Nowshera and Charsadda in KP were also provided fresh meal for 2 weeks.