Buraq Integrated Solutions

Pakistan | Early Warning System, Humanitarian, Mapping and weather alerts

The problem

Vulnerable communities in Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral regions of Pakistan are residing in the fault lines of multi-hazards including flood and snow avalanche. The frequency of snow avalanches in the last decade has increased 400 times more than the previous decade. Given the terrestrial constraints, lack of internet connectivity, absence of civic services/public goods and government attention, the vulnerability and risk to disasters has escalated to manifolds. Disaster response agencies are facing challenges in getting a harmonised communication system to monitor, generate, and disseminate the warning messages to at-risk communities.

The organisation

Buraq Integrated Solutions is a system integration and professional service provider that works with environmental monitoring, automatic weather stations, early warning systems and IT consultancy.

Project description

The GSMA is supporting Buraq Integrated Solutions to:

  • Upgrade existing infrastructure to a new innovative and user-friendly solution by combining or integrating the multi-platforms data from different portals to a single mobile/web-based communication with the following features:
    • Upscaled existing Automatic Weather Stations (AWS).
    • New IoT enabled Landslide Warning Systems.
    • Enhanced weather equipment at weather monitoring posts for automatic transmission mechanism.
    • Upgraded web portal and mobile application for dissemination of early warnings to the community.
A message from the founder
“Our mission is to empower communities with timely and accurate early warnings due to climate change, safeguarding lives and livelihoods in an era where proactive resilience is the key to sustainable development.”
– Muhammad Asad, CEO
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Muhammad Asad, CEO

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Muhammad Muzzamil, Director Technology

Team | 11 - 50 employees

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