Ef­fec­tive dis­as­ter man­age­ment urged

Pakistan Observer - - KASHMIR -

A.H.RAO MIRPUR (AJK)—Losses from nat­u­ral catas­tro­phes at ei­ther side of the Line of Con­trol in Kash­mir have demon­strated that safety and re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion mea­sures have been in­ad­e­quate in the past to deal ef­fec­tively with calami­ties.

Since dis­as­ters can ag­gra­vate the pre- ex­ist­ing re­li­gious, so­cial and po­lit­i­cal con­flicts in dis­puted re­gions like Kash­mir, the im­ple­men­ta­tion of ef­fec­tive dis­as­ter man­age­ment mech­a­nisms will not only help in sav­ing hu­man lives but will also con­trib­ute to build har­mony and con­fi­dence among the in­hab­i­tants of this re­gion.

This has been stated by Shafat Ah­mad in his pol­icy brief en­ti­tled, “Bridg­ing Di­vides: To­wards Ef­fec­tive Dis­as­ter Pre­pared­ness and Re­sponse in Kash­mir”, pub­lished by Kash­mir Ini­tia­tive Group (KIG)

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