National Disaster Management Act 2010

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ACT XXIV OF 2010

NATIONAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT ACT, 2010

**An Act to provide for the establishment of a National Disaster Management.**System for Pakistan

[Gazette of Pakistan , Extraordinary, Part-I, 11th December, 2010]

No.9(28)/2010-Legis., dated 11-12-2010--The following Act of Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) received the assent of President on 8th December, 2010 and is hereby published for general information:--

Whereas it is expedient to provide for an effective national disaster management system and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto;

And whereas the Provincial Assemblies of Balochistan, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and the Punjab have passed resolutions under Article 144 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the effect that Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) may, by law, regulate the national disaster management system to overcome unforeseen situations;

It is hereby enacted as follows:--

1. Short title, extent and commencement. --(1) This Act may be called the National Disaster Management Act, 2010.

(2) It extend to the whole of Pakistan .

(3) It shall come into force on the 17th August, 2007.

2. Definitions.-- In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,

(a) "affected area" means an area or part of the country affected by a disaster;

(b) "disaster" means a catastrophe, or a calamity in an affected area, arising from natural or man made causes, or by accident which results in a substantial loss of life or human suffering or damage to, and destruction of, property;

(c) "disaster management" means managing the complete disaster spectrum including,-

(i) preparedness;.

(a) response;

(b) recovery and rehabilitation; and

(c) reconstruction;

(d) "District Authority" means the District Disaster Management Authority established under section 18;

(e) "District Plan" means a Disaster Management Nan prepared for a particular district under section 21;

(f) "Federal Government" means the Ministry or Division of the Federal Government having administrative control of disaster management;

(g) "National Authority" means the National Disaster Management Authority established under section 8;

(h) "National Plan" means the plan for disaster management for the whole of the country prepared under section 10;

(i) "National Commission" means the National Disaster Management Commission established under section 3;

(j) "Prescribed" means prescribed by rules made under this Act;

(k) "Provincial Authority" means the Provincial Disaster Management Authority established under section 15;

(l) "Provincial Commission" means the Provincial Disaster Management Commission established under section 13; and

(m) "Provincial Plan" means the plan for disaster management for a Province prepared under section 17.

CHAPTER II

THE NATIONAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT COMMISSION

3. Establishment of National Disaster Management Commission.- -(1) As soon as may be after the commencement of this Act the Federal Government may, by a notification in the Official Gazette, establish a Commission to be known as the National Disaster Management Commission.

The National Commission shall consist of,

(a) The Prime Minister of Pakistan who shall be the Chairperson, ex-officio;

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