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Disasters And Delivery

Disasters and delivery

The earthquake of October 26 inflicted heavy damages in terms of men and material. Government estimates put the number of dead at 268. Over 9,000 houses and commercial units were…

Disaster And Response

Disaster and response

Last Monday’s earthquake, the severest in this country’s history, has evoked mixed feelings of relief, sorrow and apprehension among the people. The feeling of relief is justified by the realisation…

The Disaster In Food Security

The disaster in food security

The scenes were unbelievable as farmers rolled their potatoes on the roads of the Mall Lahore and in front of the provincial assembly building. The political system has failed the…

Heatwave Disaster

Heatwave disaster

In Pakistan, the death of ordinary citizens has become a spectator sport. Man-made and natural disasters are a constant of daily life. Children are killed in schools, people are pulled…

Disaster Muddles

Disaster muddles

The response of Pakistan’s relevant agencies to a string of natural disasters has always been found wanting. Though the recent response to the floods in Punjab was better than expected,…

Fighting Floods – Naturally

Fighting floods – naturally

Yet again, Pakistan has been hit by floods. In 2010 Newsweek identified Pakistan as the world’s bravest nation for standing up to the floods – and rightly so. A colleague…