In such severe circumstances the people of the country who never seemed to be united before got together to help the country and their brothers and sisters in the Northern Areas of the country. Their relief efforts were worth watching as students and even people from the elite class got forward to contribute. Not only did they make contributions financially, they also provided physical help in the form of setting up camps and then loading items onto the helicopters so that they could be delivered to the needy. Such a huge catastrophe had to receive media coverage and the media played an important role in bringing together popular personalities from all over the country on their channels so they could directly appeal to the people for collection of funds.
While the locals were busy helping the earthquake victims, other countries in the world did not hesitate in providing Pakistan with help. Pakistan organized a donor's conference in which $6.2 billion were promised by nations present during the conference. A large proportion of the help came in the form of providing Pakistan with the services of International NGOs.
Natural calamities are events which could not be stopped however certain precautions could be taken by countries. The earthquake of 2005 taught Pakistan few lessons in this regard. While constructing buildings and homes certain codes need to be enforced to ensure that proper earthquake proof material is being used. Earthquakes occur and they would continue to do so but it is necessary that Governments accept responsibility and take precautionary steps to deal with such extraordinary situations.