Mr. Sajid Waheed

Mr. Sajid Waheed

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  • Date Submitted: 02/01/2011 1:09 AM
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1. Corruption
2. Women place in islam
3. Interfaith hormony
4. Failure of democracy in pak
5. Global warming
6. Good governance
Global warming
In the past Pakistan has experienced severe floods in 1973, 1992, 2006 and 2010. But 2010 flood breaks all records. Latest Government estimates put the number of people directly affected by the floods at 15.4 million, and the number continues to rise (National and Provincial Disaster
Management Authorities, 16 August).

Due to its unique geo-climatic conditions, Pakistan is one of the most disaster prone countries in the world Over 40% of landmass is vulnerable to earthquakes, 6% to cyclone, 60% to floods and 25% of the Barani land under cultivation is vulnerable to drought.

If one adds the losses in Pakistan, where most of the property of the people, especially in the rural areas remains uninsured, the losses are astronomical.

The unique geo-environmental setting of the North Himalayas, the heavy rainfall, weak geological formations, accelerated rates of erosion followed by silting and meandering of rivers, very high seismicity makes the Northern area one of the most disaster prone regions in the country. Considering this, and the comparative inaccessibility, the North region demands special attention to minimize loss of lives and social, private and community losses and to ensure sustainable development.

Government of Pakistan after 2005 earthquake established an authority for disaster management but due to lack of technical knowledge and manpower the authority failed to play its role effectively while coping with these disasters. There is an urgent need to build the capacity of this authority and also clearly lay down its bylaws and mandate. NDMA thinks that its role is only to regulatory which is totally wrong perception, the role of any national disaster management authority all over the world is to regulate, coordinate, develop systems and train technical manpower for disaster...

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