ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khanhas paid homage to the victims of the earthquake 2005 on the National Resilience Day.
The prime minister said that the government would continue to take all possible measures for a disaster-resilient Pakistan through more effective prevention.
The prime minister in a message on the National Resilience Day on 8th October said, “Pakistan at the same time is committed to fulfilling its responsibilities mandated under regional and global frameworks on the Disaster Risk Reduction to which we are a signatory.”
The prime minister said that on the commemoration of the 14th year of the tragic earthquake of 2005, he would like to express his deepest condolences to the families of victims who lost their loved ones in the unfortunate earthquake.
The prime minister said, “While that major earthquake incident left unforgettable memories of devastation, pain, and sorrow, however, Pakistani nation also rose to the challenges and exhibited the exemplary spirit of sacrifices, philanthropy, and mutual help.
The prime minister said that they learned that the system existing at that time to manage such a disaster was not at all capable of handling the situation.
According to him, he was happy that now they had put in place a comprehensive and efficient National Disaster Management System through an act of parliament.