peshawar  -   The Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) of the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) will remain operational during Eid-ul-Fitr holidays, said a press release issued here on Monday.

Director General PDMA Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sharif Hussain said that keeping in view the forecast of rain and any emergent situation, the EOC will remain fully operational during Eid holidays and the employees of the authority will remain present on duty for provision of services, guidance and other facilities to general public.

He said that keeping in view the possibility of rains, all possible arrangements have been made and necessary staff has also been deployed while others have been put on standby (on call).

Taimur Ali Khan, a spokesman of PDMA, said that the authority has also issued a dispatch to all districts for taking prior steps while keeping in view the forecast of rains and hailstorm. He said that the Control Room of the PDMA will remain effective for 24/7 and in case of any unpleasant incident contact Helpline 1700.