Pakistan Meteorological Department
Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) is both a scientific and a service department, and functions under the Cabinet Secretariat (Aviation Division). PMD is responsible for providing meteorological service throughout Pakistan to wide variety of interest and for numerous public activities and project which require climatic information.
Apart from Meteorology, the department is also extending services in the fields of Hydrology, Earthquake Seismology and Geomagnetism. PMD operates under World Meteorological Organization (WMO) umbrella as 198 member states of the world and act as National Meteorological and Hydrological Service of Pakistan. WMO has divided the globe in to 8 meteorological region and Pakistan lies in Region #2 known as Regional Association II (RA-II) which includes Asia and Pacific. Director General of PMD is vice president of RA-II and permanent Representative of Pakistan.
Main Objective are to provide information on weather, climate and geophysical phenomenon with the aim of traffic safety in air, on land and sea, mitigation of disasters, agriculture development based on climatic potential of the country, climate change, impact assessment, future projection of climate and adaptation options in different sectors